Penny Whitlock has been on trial for allegedly failing to intervene when a nurse was suspected of overdosing patients on morphine. These overdoses may have resulted in the death of up to 6 patients. Penny was cleared of both criminal negligence and obstructing justice. Here is more about the trial and the nursing home abuse that took place.
"Authorities said that Whitlock let Himebaugh administer the heavy morphine doses to control residents who were troublesome or, in some cases, hurry their deaths. Yesterday, however, McHenry County Judge Joseph Condon dismissed the criminal neglect charge against Whitlock and today he found her not guilty of the obstruction of justice charge. Condon says that witnesses in the case gave conflicting testimonies and that he did not think the former nursing supervisor had “sinister” intentions when she got rid of patient medications. He also says there is no evidence that Whitlock tried to cover up anything.
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