Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Psych ward murders teen

Once again, a confinement facility has killed a child. And once again, nobody is being held responsible.

Although the story is just now coming to light, it happened last October at DePaul Health Center - a long-troubled St. Louis area hospital. The victim was a 16-year-old girl held at the psych ward.

Two guards grabbed her arms and shoved her face-down onto a chair. The autopsy confirmed she died from being sedated and suffocated on the chair.

And get this: Prosecutors say no charges are being filed because there's too many people involved to determine whose fault it was. Obviously, it was the fault of more than one hospital employee. If prosecutors can't determine who, then why don't they charge the hospital itself?

This occurred the year after a patient died at the hospital after 5 days in seclusion.

And so, murderers walk free once again.

(Source: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_4a10ccdd-5d08-52bd-bfc5-c435014aa09b.html)