Murder charge filed against nurse seen laughing on video as WWII vet dies gasping for breath

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A grand jury indicted two nurses and an aied on a number of charges Wednesday in the death of a World War II veteran who was seen on video calling for help in a hospital bed and gasping for air, WXIA-TV reported.

Hidden video of the nursing home room showed 89-year-old World War II veteran James Dempsey calling out for help six times while lying in a hospital bed and gasping for air at the Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation in 2014. The video was only recently released due to a lawsuit filed by the family and obtained by 11Alive.

Former licensed practical nurse Loyce Pickquet Agyeman is charged with felony murder and neglect to an elder person.

Wanda Nuckles, a nursing supervisor, is charged with depriving an elder person of essential services. And Mable Turman, a nursing assistant, is charged with neglect to an elder person.

All three women were indicted on a count of concealing the death of another, 11 Alive reported.

The Brookhaven Police Department launched a criminal investigation into Dempsey’s death after the release of the video.

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