RaDonda Vaught, Tenn. nurse who killed patient with wrong drug injection, sentenced to probation

RaDonda Vaught, Tenn. nurse who killed patient with wrong drug injection, sentenced to probation

RaDonda Vaught, a former nurse in Tennessee who was convicted on felony charges for fatally injecting a patient with an incorrect drug, was sentenced to probation Friday in a case that became a rallying cry for health-care workers fearful that medical mistakes would be criminalized. Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Jennifer Smith ruled Friday that Vaught would be granted a judicial diversion, meaning the conviction would be expunged from the records if she completed a three-year probation. “Ms. Vaught is well aware of the seriousness of the offense,” Smith said, according to NPR, noting that the Murphey family had suffered a “terrible loss.” “She credibly expressed remorse in this courtroom.” The judge added that Vaught, who was shaking and had broken into tears as the order was read, had no …
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