Three women indicted in connection with a World War II veteran’s death at a DeKalb County nursing home pleaded not guilty Wednesday, DeKalb district attorney spokeswoman Yvette Jones said.
The two nurses and nursing assistant were charged in February for the death of 92-year-old James Dempsey, who was found dead in his room at the Northeast Atlanta Rehabilitation Center on Feb. 27, 2014, DeKalb sheriff's spokeswoman Cynthia Williams said.
Loyce Pickquet Agyeman, 63, of Snellville, was charged with felony murder and neglect to an elder person, Williams said. Wanda Nuckles, 61, of Buford, was charged with depriving an elder person of essential services. Both were licensed nurses at the time.
Certified nurse assistant Mable Turman, 62, of Jonesboro, was charged with neglect to an elder person, Williams said. All three face concealing a death charges.
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