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Twelve elderly residents of a rehabilitation center in the Hills of Hollywood, has died in a blistering heat, then a Hurricane the Sound is lame, the facility’s air-conditioning system-Phil Keating reports from Miami, florida.
Police in Florida said Tuesday that more arrests are expected in connection with the heat-related deaths of 12 patients at a nursing home in the aftermath of Hurricane Boom in 2017.
Hollywood-the Police-Chris O’brien, said at a press conference that Jorge Carballo, with the establishment of the manager of the now-shuttered Rehabilitation Center in the Hills of los angeles, has been arrested, along with the supervision of the registered nurse Sergo, Colin, and nurses, Althia Meggie and Tamika Miller.
All four of them have a charge of qualified homicide.
Chief Chris O’brien speaks during a news conference in Hollywood, Florida. on our way to france.
(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Carballo, and Colin, each face 12 counts of aggravated murder. Miller has been charged with six counts of aggravated murder and three counts of tampering with evidence in connection with the medical records of the patients. Meggie has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder and two counts of tampering with evidence.
FLORIDA’S NURSING HOME WORKERS, A CHARGE OF QUALIFIED HOMICIDE OF THE PATIENT, AND THE DEATHS DURING THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE SOUND
Meggie, 36, of Broward County, has surrendered to police around noon on Monday after she and three other employees were informed last week that charges have been made,” Meggie’s lawyer, Lawrence Hashish, said on Fox News.
Althia Meggie, 36, Of Broward County, has surrendered to the police on Monday. The former home of the manager of the Jorge Carballo, 62, was also charged in the case.
(Broward County Sheriff’s Office)
Colin, 45, and Carballo, 62, also succumbed to the Hollywood police department on Monday, the Pot said. For Miller, 31, was behind bars in Miami-Dade County, according to jail records. The North Miami Beach Police arrested her on a Saturday, on a warrant issued in Broward County, and Miami-Dade police department, told Fox News.
Tamika Miller, and Sergo, Colin was charged with aggravated murder in connection with the rotation of the heat-related deaths.
(Miami-Dade County and the Broward County Sheriff’s Offices)
The arrest marks the first criminal charges related to the patients’ heat-related deaths occurring in September 2017. O’brien called for the investigation of crime, over a period of two years, “one of the most extensive in the history of our company.”
He told reporters on Tuesday, “Since the size of the facility, and on the morning of September 13, 2017, the researchers have conducted hundreds of interviews in the collection of the statements of the witnesses, sought after, collected, and carefully analyzed more than a thousand pieces of evidence; and the scrutiny of countless cases.”
The police have stressed that there will be more arrests are expected.
FLORIDA’S NURSING-HOME DEATHS DURING THE STORM, IRMA WAS RULED HOMICIDES
The patients, ranging in age from 57 to 99, they started to die, and three days after the Hurricane, the Sound traveled through the region in September 2017, and the use of power and influence, air-conditioning in the nursing home, which is located about 150 patients at the moment.
Twelve of the deaths have been ruled homicides are due to exposure to the heat, and two other people died of causes not related to the heat or to The Sun-Sentinel reported.
The researchers say that the employees at the facility does not evacuate the patient, if the temperature inside to rise, even though it is a fully-functional hospital on the other side of the street.
A family member of one of the patients who died, to cry, as the names are read out at a press conference on Tuesday.
(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
O’brien said on Tuesday that the patients’ families to put their faith and trust in a rehabilitation center in the Hills of los angeles, and the medical and administrative staff, and that trust was betrayed.”
“They have been living a nightmare,” O’brien told reporters. “The four persons are now facing a criminal charge, not on the actions that are necessary to ensure the protection of patients and the provision of legal aid at a time when they needed it the most.”
Hash said his client is “not the abandonment of one of her patients.”
“My clients and the people they work with, to care for residents in natural disaster conditions created by the Storm was the Sound. No one could have anticipated the tragedy to come, and, as always, hindsight is 20/20,” Hash said. “The real crime is that the government is seeking to reduce the debt of a generous people.”
Hashish said his client, Colin, and Carballo for the first time in court on Tuesday in Broward County.
Defense attorneys, Lawrence Hashish, right, left, and David Frankel, left, and paralegal Juliana Marulanda, center, walks into the Broward County Jail on Monday.
(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
He said on Tuesday, bond was set at $7,500 each will be counted towards the qualifying manslaughter charge and $1,000 for tampering with or fabricating evidence. All of the three ex-employees were to be released on bond on Tuesday, according to the Pot.
He said Miller has not yet been transferred to Broward County.
MESSAGES FROM A NURSING HOME WHERE PATIENTS DIED, AND REMOVED FROM, THE GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA, OVER THE PHONE, THE REPORT SAID
The lawyer, Jim Cobb, who was represented Carballo, said none of the employees understood they were to be taken into account. Cobb told The Associated Press that Carballo and the other administrators were told repeatedly before the storm, which they were able to call in, then-Gov. Rick Scott’s personal cell phone for help. What she said, as she called it, five times, but never heard back from the team.
The lawyer, David Frankel, who represented the Exchanges, he said, the defendants did everything they could to make the patient cool and hydrated. He said that she was brought up in a small, air-conditioning, and fans around the world.
Frankel added that the staff will not be evacuated from the patient to the hospital on the other side of the street, because it’s sending the patients.
“They used to call the emergency operations center for the governor’s office, and they called on the governor himself was the one who posted his cell phone number on tv for people to call if there was an emergency. Those people never responded back and never got any more,” Frankel said on Tuesday.
In a statement, Scott, is now a U.S. senator, said the nursing home would have had to call 911.
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The nursing license has been suspended in the days after the storm, and it was subsequently closed down.
Fox News’ Nicole, Darrah, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.