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4 Hollywood nursing home staffers charged in patients de.aths Miami Herald dollar 1.99 for 1 month dollar 12.99/month after, cancel anytime. dollar 1.99 for 1 month dollar 12.99/month after, cancel anytime. Let Google manage your subscription and billing.. Four healthcare workers who police say didnt do enough to care for patients after Hurricane Irma caused a Hollywood nursing home to lose power leading to the deaths of 12 people were formally charged Monday in connection with nine of the deaths, the Broward State Attorneys Office announced. The four former employees of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills who were charged were: Jorge Carballo, the facilitys administrator; Sergo Colin, a night shift nursing supervisor; Althia Meggie, a registered nurse; and Tamika Miller, a licensed practical nurse. Carballo and Colin were charged with nine counts of aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person or disabled adult. Meggie was charged with two counts of aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person or disabled adult and two counts of tampering with or fabricating evidence in connection with medical records. Miller was charged with six counts of aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person or disabled adult and two counts of tampering with or fabricating evidence in connection with medical records. in August and released on bond. When Irma moved through South Florida on Sept. 10, 2017, the now closed center — which then cared for 150 patients — lost power, as did many homes and businesses in the area. The center never evacuated patients, and three days later patients began to die. In all, Hollywood police attributed 12 deaths of patients ranging from 57 to 99 to the stifling heat. Prosecutors said Monday they found only sufficient evidence to charge the workers with nine of the 12 deaths. … The evidence was insufficient to prove criminal charges beyond a reasonable doubt in the deaths of three other nursing home residents, the Broward State Attorneys Office said. If convicted, the healthcare workers could face up to 30 years in state prison for the aggravated manslaughter charges. Their next court date has not yet been scheduled. Oakland Park, Florida, resident Imani Malik was arrested on a charge of vehicular homicide after, investigators say, her driving speed and carelessness led to her 5 year old sons death in an Aug. 26 car crash. Subscribe for 12 FREE weeks of unlimited digital access. Real time updates and all local stories you want right in the palm of your hand.

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