Tuesday, September 13, 2005

New Orleans Nursing Home Owners Charged With Negligence

St. Rita's Nursing Home owners were charged with the deaths of 34 patients and staff members, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The owners did not heed the warning to get the patients out, when given a chance. They were told repeatedly that the storm would be bad, but they refused to get the patients out, and that resulted in their deaths.

The couple surrendered and are in jail. Each count carries up to a 5 year prison sentence.

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1 Comment:

missy said...

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