Three Georgia assisted living employees were arrested after they allegedly created a Snapchat video atrociously titled “The End,” about a 76-year-old woman who lay dying of a stroke, New York Daily News reports.
As they waited for a hospice nurse to arrive, police say the three women, who worked at Bentley Senior Living in Jefferson, made the video June 13 in the room of an unidentified distressed patient instead of tending to her.
“It was going to be an extensive time before the hospice nurse could be there, so these three employees were supposed to closely monitor the patient,” a Jefferson Police Department detective told WSBTV.
Jorden Lanah Bruce, 21, Mya Janai Moss, 21, and 19-year-old Jocelyn Cervantes Ramirez were each arrested on chargse of exploiting an elderly and disabled person, according to the media outlet.
“One of them was smoking a vape pen,” the detective told WSBTV. “They were using profanities and [making obscene hand gestures] at the camera…They were completely ignoring her and posting the snapchat video.”
The trio was subsequently reported by another employee at the facility who allegedly saw the video, WSBTV reports.
Bruce and Moss were released on bond following their arrest. As of Friday, Ramirez was being held for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to Online Athens.
According to Justia US Law, “Any person who knowingly and willfully exploits a disabled adult, elder person, or resident” in the state of Georgia faces a punishment of “imprisonment for not less than one nor more than 20 years, a fine of not more than $50,000.00, or both.”
[Feature Photo: (Left to right) Jorden Lanah Bruce, Mya Janai Moss and LIzeth Jocelyn Cervantes Ramirez/Police Handout]