Three Ohio nursing home employees indicted in woman’s death

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OTTAWA, OH (AP) — Three employees at a western Ohio nursing home where a woman wandered off and died of hypothermia in January have been charged in connection with her death.

The Lima News reports 36-year-old Rachel Friesel and 20-year-old Destini Fenbert, both of Pandora, were indicted Thursday on charges that include involuntary manslaughter, forgery and gross patient neglect in the Jan. 7 death of 76-year-old Phyllis Campbell.

Thirty-one-year-old Megan Schnipke, of Columbus Grove, has been charged with forgery and gross patient neglect.

A state investigation found that Campbell left Hilty Memorial Nursing Home in Pandora around 12:30 a.m. Jan. 7 through a courtyard door equipped with an alarm. A device she wore apparently failed to alert workers. The low temperature that night was zero degrees.

It’s unclear if the women have attorneys.

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