Magee Nursing Home Resident Arrested in Death of Roommate

July 10, 2014

A nursing home resident in Magee has been arrested for second degree murder involving the death of his roommate, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Jerrell Eubanks, 63, a resident of a nursing center in Magee, was arrested this evening by investigators with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, with assistance from the Magee Police Department. Eubanks is charged with second degree murder for the death of his roommate at the nursing home. He is accused of pushing a cellophane bag containing a sandwich down the throat of the 83 year old victim, causing his death. It is the general policy of the Attorney General’s Office to not release the exact identity of a victim.

The case is being investigated and prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. If convicted, Eubanks faces up to life behind bars. As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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