Former Tulsa Nursing Aide Sentenced For Caretaker Abuse

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 11:49 am
By: News On 6

A judge gave a former Tulsa certified nursing aide who pleaded guilty to caretaker abuse and caretaker verbal abuse a deferred prison sentence.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says Jasha Shaw, 23, was working at Tulsa's Ambassador Manor Nursing Center when she was charged in December 2014.

In a news release, Pruitt said Shaw was assigned to care for an 89-year-old resident who needed help after a stroke left her with limited abilities to speak.

He said Shaw was observed pulling the resident up by her arm and then intentionally letting go causing the woman to fall backwards, hitting her head on a window sill.

He said other employees heard Shaw taunt the woman about the woman's inability to speak, by saying “Don't talk like that, you're not a baby.” Shaw reportedly told another aide the resident got on her nerves.

Court documents show a judge gave Jasha Shaw a six year deferred sentence on April 21 after she served 30 days in the Tulsa County jail. She was also ordered to pay over $9,000 in fines and restitution.