Three women were arrested after making a Snapchat video titled “The End” in a room with a dying woman in their care, according to Jefferson police Chief Joseph Wirthman.
The women — Lizeth Jocelyn Cervantes Ramirez, 19; Jorden Lanah Bruce, 21; and Mya Janai Moss, 21 — were employees at Bentley Senior Living in Jefferson, police said. They were arrested June 22.
When a 76-year-old woman in their care had a stroke June 13, the suspects were supposed to monitor her until a hospice nurse could come, Wirthman confirmed. Instead, the employees ignored the woman and made the video. The victim never appeared in the video, Wirthman said.
Police said the video included profanities and obscene hand gestures, and one of the women was smoking a vape pen.
Another employee reported the video.
The women were charged with exploiting an elderly and disabled person.
Ramirez is in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to police. Moss and Bruce were released on bond.
CORRECTION: An original image posted with this story was incorrect and has been replaced with the correct image. The original image was provided to us by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
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