Around the Miami Valley
Thu April 19, 2012
Nurse Charged in Ohio Teen's Death To Go on Trial
A trial is set to begin today for a nurse charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 14-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who weighed 28 pounds when she died last year.
Mollie Parsons of Dayton also is charged with failing to provide for a functionally impaired person and tampering with records.
Authorities say Makayla Norman had bed sores and showed other signs of neglect when she died on March 1, 2011. They say 42-year-old Parsons and the girl's mother were supposed to care for the girl at the Normans' home.
Norman's mother has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges.
Authorities attributed the death to nutritional and medical neglect complicated by her chronic condition.