Gynnya McMillen

Gynnya McMillen

*It’s hard to believe the stupidity of some people. Especially those given such important positions; where their responsibilities can literally make a difference between life or death.

Because a youth worker in a juvenile center in Kentucky just stood and watched a new inmate as she gagged and gasped to breathe while in her cell, a death has occurred.

Now a lawsuit has been filed by the estate of 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen. The teen had only been admitted to the center hours earlier, and according to the lawsuit, employee Reginald Windham’s comments to investigators are very different from what was observed on the surveillance cameras.

According to Windham’s statement: he walked over to McMillen’s door at 11:39 p.m. on Jan. 11, after he heard coughing. Investigators wrote that he wanted “to check on her to make sure she had not thrown up or was choking or something like that.”

Surveillance video, according to the lawsuit, shows the guard staring through a window for 18 seconds, witnessing “her last gasps and dying breaths and final uncontrollable movements and seizure.” Attorneys for the family say he then turned around and walked away.

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