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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Prison Sentence for Assault of Two Long-Term Care Patients

Gwendolyn Kentris

Gwendolyn Phillis Kentris, DOB: 10-21-73, was sentenced to prison for 12 years for assaulting two female patients at the Ralston Creek Neighborhood, a care and memory facility in Arvada. Kentris was employed at the facility as a caregiver.  The sentencing hearing was August 26, 2019.

In March, 2018 Arvada police were called to the care center regarding a situation with the injured victim who was transported to the hospital. The police investigation revealed that staff at the center had heard and seen alarming behavior by Kentris while she was in the victim’s room. 

One victim was a 74-year-old woman who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. She suffered a fractured hand, abrasions and lacerations on her head, nose, elbow, forearm and knee cap. She also had a swollen lip and bruising on her fingers.

“Prison is an appropriate outcome for assaults on two older adults,” said DA Pete Weir, “Our Elder Abuse Unit works closely with law enforcement to protect and bring justice these vulnerable victims.”

On May 20, 2019 Ms. Kentris pled guilty to Second Degree Assault (F4) and Third Degree Assault – At-Risk Adult (F6). 

This is Ms. Kentris’s fourth felony conviction.

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