Wood TV reported that Yahira Zamora, an employee at Crystal Springs assisted living facility, will spend six months behind bars in connection to the freezing death of an 85-year-old woman.  Zamora appeared in court for sentencing in the October 2016 death of Kathryn Brackett.  Brackett had Alzehimer’s disease. She walked out of the assisted living facility and froze to death outside.

A second worker – Denise Filcek – was also charged in Brackett’s death. She pleaded guilty to one count of intentionally placing false information on a health chart.  Zamora pleaded no contest to second-degree vulnerable adult abuse for allowing Brackett to get outside unnoticed. She admitted she heard an alarm go off, but never checked the door.

 

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