Katrina - Owners of St. Rita's Nursing Home Charged With 34 Counts of Murder

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    From CNN.

    This is where they found the bodies left behind.

    I hope they lock them up in a 6 X 6 cell with only a bucket and throw away the key.

    No...forget the bucket.
     
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    So it's confirmed then?? Are they going to do autopsies?
     
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    Wow...that's..simply amazing...good for the justice system.
     
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    Teaser on CNN - no story yet.
     
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    I wonder if battle lines will be drawn here like they were with Terry Schiavo. :confused:
     
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    St. Rita's Nursing Home, huh?

    More credibility lost by one of our dear Bush bashing liberals that claimed it was a Hospital and Doctors that killed these people, on another thread.
     
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    Sort of makes the concept of living wills moot then huh? :dunno:
     
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    BATON ROUGE (Reuters) - The owners of a nursing home where 34 people were found dead after Hurricane Katrina have been arrested and charged with 34 counts of negligent homicide for not evacuating those patients, the Louisiana attorney general's office said on Tuesday.

    The Manganos declined an offer from St. Bernard Parish authorities of buses to evacuate the residents of their facility, on top of a contract with an ambulance service they already had but did not use, the state said.

    "When we decide we're going to put ourselves in harms way, we do it voluntarily and it's our problem. But you can't do it when you have the care and control and custody of patients," Attorney General Charles Foti told a briefing.

    "Thirty-four people drowned in a nursing home when it should have been evacuated. I cannot say it any plainer than that," Foti said, his voice rising with anger.

    The 34 were found in recent days in an advanced state of decomposition, Foti said, though it is presumed that they drowned when the storm hit.

    Foti declined to say if the Manganos remained at the nursing home throughout the storm or if they fled before it struck on August 29.

    http://www.weeklyworldnews.com/features/sex/61274
     
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    Just did a google news search, found this:

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/09/13/katrina.impact/


    CNN.com

    U.S.

    Bush: 'I take responsibility' for federal failures on Katrina

    Tuesday, September 13, 2005; Posted: 2:58 p.m. EDT (18:58 GMT)

    Scrolling down, find this:

    Bodies found in hospital

    Rescue workers have removed 45 bodies from a downtown New Orleans hospital that was surrounded by floodwaters from Katrina, a spokeswoman for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals said.

    The bodies were recovered Sunday from Memorial Medical Center, spokeswoman Melissa Walker said.

    Tenet Healthcare Corp., the company that owns the hospital, said in a statement that "a significant number had passed before the hurricane." (Watch the grim process of recovering victims -- 1:34)

    Tenet spokesman Steven Campanini wrote that the hospital was told Wednesday "that we were on our own to evacuate, [and] we brought our own helicopters to take the patients out."

    He said, "Every living patient was evacuated by Friday afternoon."

    The statement said that once all of the patients were evacuated, officials brought in guards to secure the hospital until the coroner could remove the bodies.

    Officials have confirmed 279 deaths in Louisiana in the wake of the hurricane.
     
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    So alittle slight of hand with the facts? Find some dead folks and make-up a story. How typically left wing, huh? :D
     

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