Nursing Home Employee Charged With Setting the Fire That Killed a Resident

Authorities have charged a former nursing home employee with setting a fire that led to a resident's death. According to police, an investigation determined that the Nov. 25 fire in a linens storage room could only have been set intentionally. Surveillance video shows  the 19-year-old suspect, a janitor, near the room just moments before the fire started.

The suspect was arrested Thursday at his home on charges of murder and aggravated arson. Authorities say an 89-year-old woman died as she was being evacuated from the facility at the time of the fire. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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