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Ex-assisted living facility head sentenced to 3 years prison

January 18, 2018

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The administrator of a now closed Ohio assisted living facility has been sentenced to three years in prison for causing the death of an elderly resident by stuffing eggs and medication into her mouth.

The News-Herald reports a Lake County assistant prosecutor said in court Wednesday that 55-year-old Alice Ramsey might not have been held accountable for the death of 85-year-old Mary Srpan if a new employee hadn’t gathered evidence of mistreatment.

Ramsey previously pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and patient abuse.

Srpan died last January, two weeks after suffering respiratory distress at the Madison Township facility.

The employee used her cellphone to take photos of bruises on Srpan’s neck and to record Ramsey verbally abusing her.

Ramsey apologized in court, saying she wasn’t careful enough.

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