One of three nursing home employees accused of repeatedly ignoring a World War II veteran’s last pleas for help before his death has surrendered to authorities.
Wanda Nuckles, 61, of Buford, turned herself in to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, sheriff’s spokeswoman Cynthia Williams said.
Nuckles was a licensed practical nurse at the time of the incident four years ago that left James Dempsey, 89, dead in his room at Northeast Atlanta Rehabilitation Center. She no longer has her credentials, Williams said.
She is charged with depriving an elder person of essential services and concealing a death.
Nuckles, Loyce Pickquet Agyeman and Mable Turman were recently indicted in the incident. Agyeman and Turman remain at large, Williams said.
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