Nurse found Guilty in Death of a Minor

A Dayton, Ohio woman has been found guilty in the death of a 14-year-old child in 2011. Mary Kilby, a former nurse failed to notify authorities of child abuse and neglect. 

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On March 1, 2011, emergency services responded to a call about a girl who suffered from cerebral palsy and was living in filthy conditions. The teen was rushed to Dayton Children's Hospital were she died.  The autopsy revealed numerous bed sores and a weight of 28 pounds. 

Kirby was one of three nurses who made home visits to assess the teen's care and health status. The prosecutor in the case, Mat Heck, Jr. stated  "this defendant, a former nurse, was paid and had a duty to oversee the victim’s care, she completely and utterly failed to do so, and in the end the victim died.”

Kilby will be sentenced Nov. 10.

Angela Norman, the victim's mother was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and is now serving a  nine year prison term. 

Another nurse, Mollie Parsons, was involved in the teen's care, doing physical assessments, supervising and inspecting the child's living conditions every 30 to 60 days was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years in prison. 

The third nurse, Kathryn Williams,  was convicted in Common Pleas Court of failing to provide for functionally-impaired person. She was sentenced to probation. In addition, she was also convicted in Juvenile Court of failure to report child abuse or neglect. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with 150 days suspended and community service. 

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