Police: 91-year-old dies after alleged assault in assisted living facility
MARIETTA, Ga. - Authorities said a 91-year-old resident at an assisted living complex has died after being beaten severely by a worker.
Landon Terrel, 33, was arrested last week and transported to the Cobb County jail with charges of aggravated battery to a person 65 or older, and neglect to an elderly person, according to police.
The abuse allegedly took place at the Sunrise Assisted Living Center in Marietta. The victim, Adam Bennett, suffered broken ribs, a lacerated kidney, and a punctured lung.
A spokesperson for the company described the alleged abuse as a "tragedy" and said authorities will cooperate fully with the investigation. Also, in the written statement, they expressed Terrell is no longer with the company.
The court set a $50,000 bond.