Police to discuss evidence in Florida nursing home deaths


Attorneys for the defendants Lawrence Hashish, left, David Frankel, right, and paralegal Juliana Marulanda, center, walk into the Broward County Jail on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Three people, including two nurses, are surrendering following charges in the case of a Florida nursing home where 12 patients died after losing power went out amid sweltering heat following Hurricane Irma in 2017. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Police will discuss the manslaughter charges they filed against a Florida nursing home administrator and employees for the 2017 heat-related deaths of 12 patients after Hurricane Irma knocked out the facility’s air conditioning.

Hollywood police on Tuesday will announce their evidence for the manslaughter charges filed against administrator Jorge Carballo, nursing supervisor Sergo Colin and nurse Althia Meggie for the deaths at the Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood.

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Defense attorneys say the three did everything possible to protect their patients during the three days the air conditioning was out, including repeated calls to then-Gov. Rick Scott, emergency officials and Florida Power & Light seeking help.

Carballo, Colin and Meggie are expected to make their initial court appearances Tuesday. Another nurse, Tamika Miller, is being held in Miami-Dade County pending her transfer to Broward County.

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