A pair of Chickasaw, Alabama caregivers from the Nobles Group Home are behind bars today after they allegedly poured scalding hot water on a resident at the group home.
According to WKRG, Kevin Jermaine Franklin, 22, and Dakerria Latrice Hall, 21, were charged with abuse and neglect of a protected person. The pair are accused of abusing a 52-year-old man who has physical and mental disabilities. Both Franklin and Hall have bonded out of Mobile Metro Jail, according to jail records.
“The people that are entrusted to be their caregivers have failed. They not only have failed that patient but all the other patients because for you to do something so depraved as dumping boiling water onto someone, and from what I’ve gathered in the investigation was only because the patient would not roll over for a diaper change is incomprehensible,” said Chickasaw Police Chief Keith Miller.
Chickasaw police said the patient has second-degree burns. The patient has already undergone a first debridement treatment, according to police.
“It’s horrific, there’s no cause for it. The patients are there because they cannot care for themselves or perhaps they don’t have family members that can care for them, and that is an alternative for putting them into some other hospital,” said Chief Miller.
Authorities have stated that the case is still open and under investigation. Due to the nature of the crime they are asking that anyone with additional concerns, including knowledge of other victims, to come forward.