Woman in Nicholls nursing home death case pleads guilty

Woman in Nicholls nursing home death case pleads guilty

WAYCROSS, GA (WALB) - Diana Jacobs pled guilty Monday afternoon to Concealing a Death and Exploitation of an Elder/Disabled Adult, according to Assistant District Attorney Ian Sansot of the Waycross Judicial Circuit.  There will be a sentencing hearing next Wednesday at 1:00 pm.

Alexander Hunter's remains were found buried in a shed on the property of Rosewood Manor, where he was a resident, near Nicholls on August 8th, 2014.

Diana and her husband James Jacobs were both arrested in connection to that death investigation.

Diana Jacobs, a former Licensed Practical Nurse at the facility was charged with concealing a body. James Jacobs was charged with financial fraud in connection to the case.

Diana Jacobs' mother, Helen Malphus, the owner and administrator of Rosewood Manor Assisted Living Home, was arrested in 2015 for False Statements and writings, concealment of facts, and fraudulent documents.

Coy Jacobs was also charged with concealing Hunter's death.

The D.A.'s Office says that cases are still pending against Helen Malphus, Robert Jacobs, and Coy Jacobs

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