Four caregivers sentenced for starting nursing home fight | Crime
Four Brookhaven women have been sentenced on charges of conspiracy to commit abuse of a vulnerable person.
The four women, who were certified nurse’s assistants at the Lincoln Residential Center in Brookhaven, devised a plan to have one resident at the facility fight another as discipline, according to Attorney General Jim Hood.
Tierra Allen, Kista Crockett, Abranese Johnson and Monique Brown pleaded guilty to the charges.
Allen, Crockett and Johnson were sentenced to one year and one day to serve behind bars and four years post-release supervision. Brown entered an open plea and confessed in the early stages of the investigation. She was sentenced to five years of supervised probation.
According to Hood, the victim, a resident at the facility identified as SV, got in an argument with another resident, identified as JG, and SV hit JG. This angered the four defendents, who were “fond” of JG.
The defendants then decided to discipline the victim by getting another resident, identified as GH, to fight her. GH went to the victim’s room “pushed her around and slapped her” and was then escorted back to her room by one of the defendants.
None of the women can ever be employed in a position dealing with vulnerable person or children again, according to Hood.
“Fortunately, the victim was not seriously injured, but the intent of the defendants was nothing short of appalling and egregious,” said Hood. “This ruling holds them accountable for their intent and provides that they will never be in a position of such trust again.”
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