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Workers face charges in death of senior living resident

March 23, 2017
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Two workers have been charged in the death of an 85-year-old woman who was found in cold weather outside an assisted living facility in the area.

Yahira Zamora is accused of re-setting the alarm on a door without determining whether anyone was outside. Denise Filcek is accused of falsely declaring she had made bed checks of all residents at Crystal Springs in Gaines Township.

A resident with dementia, Kathryn Brackett, wandered outside and was found dead on Oct. 27.

Attorney General Bill Schuette said the allegations are "terrifying" for anyone considering a care facility.

Zamora and Filcek are due in court today. It wasn't immediately known if they have lawyers who could comment on the charges.

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