Nursing Home Fined $100,00 in Connection With Resident's Alleged Murder

The nursing home where a nursing assistant allegedly smothered an elderly resident to death is facing the most severe fine allowed under state law. Officials from the State Department of Public Health said Monday that the agency had levied the $100,000 penalty against the nursing center for failing to protect the resident.

Authorities say a 32-year-old employee of the facility smothered an 87-year-old resident to death with a pillow his first day of work at the facility. The employee pleaded not guilty to murder. His trial is still pending in connection with the incident which occurred in March of 2010. 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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