FARMINGTON, UT. (AP) — A former nursing assistant who elbowed and shoved two Alzheimer’s patients at a Utah assisted-living center has been sentenced to a year in jail, followed by four years of probation.
Second District Court Judge Michael Edwards on Monday sentenced Jason Harold Knox to a year in jail on two second-degree felony charges of aggravated abuse of the elderly or disabled.
Knox pleaded guilty to abusing 71-year-old Richard Crossley and an 89-year-old female patient at Chancellor Gardens in Clearfield.
Kellie Bingham, the daughter of Crossley, placed a video camera in her father’s room, capturing incidents in which Knox slammed the dementia patient into a wall and plunged his elbow into the victim’s abdomen.
Police arrested Knox Oct. 7, 2018, after Bingham provided the video to Clearfield officers.
The 89-year-old patient died six weeks after the abuse.