Nursing Home Staff Charged In 12 Hurricane Deaths

ABC News reports:

Calling it “a terrible tragedy that should have never happened,” the police chief of Hollywood, Florida, announced on Tuesday the arrests of four staff members of a nursing rehabilitation center whose alleged inaction caused the deaths of 12 elderly patients who perished from heatstroke when they were left lingering for hours in the sweltering facility that lost power during Hurricane Irma in 2017.

Jorge Carballo, 61, the former administrator, and Sergo Colins, 45, the facility’s supervising night nurse, were each charged with 12 counts of felony aggravated manslaughter. Tamika Tory Miller, 31, a nurse at the center, was arrested and charged with six counts of felony aggravated manslaughter and tampering with evidence. Another nurse at the center, Althea Kenesha Meggie, 36, was charged with two counts of felony aggravated manslaughter.