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Former nursing home officials charged in patient’s neglect

Marion, IN - A grand jury has indicted two former nursing home officials on neglect charges, alleging they allowed a resident to lay in his own waste for days with back sores and maggot-covered clothing. Zanna Paul and Sandra Andersen reportedly placed the 62-year-old man "in a situation that endangered his life or health, resulting in bodily injury," according to court records. The man, who had open sores on his back, was taken from the Northgate Healthcare Center to Marion General Hospital in October 2004 wearing clothing covered in excrement and fly maggots, according to state reports. "It was the most horrible thing I have ever seen," one report quoted one emergency room worker as saying.

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May 18, 2006

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