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Nurses Charged With Murder in Jailed Teen’s Death


— January 27, 2004

Two nurses at a juvenile jail were charged with murder Tuesday, accused of failing to treat a 17-year-old inmate who died of a burst appendix after three days in pain.

In a scathing attack on the juvenile justice system, a Miami-Dade County grand jury said the women skipped examinations or falsified medical records on Omar Paisley, who spent his last days “in agony lying on a concrete bed.”

Apparently, the grand jurors were frustrated that “the state Department of Juvenile Justice is immune to criminal indictments.” But murder? Details here from the AP.


Two nurses at a juvenile jail were charged with murder Tuesday, accused of failing to treat a 17-year-old inmate who died of a burst appendix after three days in pain.

In a scathing attack on the juvenile justice system, a Miami-Dade County grand jury said the women skipped examinations or falsified medical records on Omar Paisley, who spent his last days “in agony lying on a concrete bed.”

Apparently, the grand jurors were frustrated that “the state Department of Juvenile Justice is immune to criminal indictments.” But murder? Details here from the AP.

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