The altercation took a grave turn when Sellars allegedly pushed Cooper, causing her to fall and suffer a broken hip.
Local authorities responded to the incident after receiving a distress call regarding a confrontation between a staff member and a resident. Cooper was subsequently rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention.
Tragically, Cooper’s injuries proved fatal, and she passed away as a result of the fall. The medical examiner’s assessment concluded that the manner of her death was a homicide, with the assault being the primary cause of her demise.
Following a thorough investigation and consultation with the District Attorney’s office, the initial charge of assault on individuals with a disability was upgraded to a far graver charge: one count of murder.
Meanwhile, in a separate story about a nursing home, ShineMyCrown reported back in July this year that in a shocking case of racial discrimination, nine Black women employed at an assisted living facility in Alabama courageously stepped forward to file a federal lawsuit against their employer.
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