Son of Nursing Home Homicide Victims Learns Details of Hs Mother’s Death in the Newspaper!

The son of a Carbon County nursing home resident who was fatally pushed by another resident April 20 said he learned of the homicide investigation in Thursday’s edition of the Standard-Speaker.
Guardian Elder Care, the owner of Weatherwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, said in a statement Thursday that Margaret Lechleitner, 85, “fell and hit her head after being pushed by another resident.”

Weatherly police and the Carbon County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the death.

Bruce Lechleitner of Summit Hill said the nursing home called him around 7:25 p.m. April 20 and indicated his mother was rushed to Hazleton General Hospital by first responders. She passed away about six hours after she arrived at the hospital. He did not know the circumstances of her death until he read about the homicide Thursday. She had been a resident in the nursing home since July 2012, he said.

Multiple calls to Guardian Elder Care and Weatherwood administration this week seeking comment on the investigation were not returned. Guardian Elder Care purchased Weatherwood from Carbon County in July 2010.

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Homicide Victim’s Son Learned Details of  Death in Newspaper


4 Responses to “Son of Nursing Home Homicide Victims Learns Details of Hs Mother’s Death in the Newspaper!”

  1. Alan Says:

    For shame!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    This is the usual when a guardian is appointed absolute power is a big mistake case after case yet those who can do nothing to fix this racket bringing it back decades to the true intent of the law. God help us all. Deepest sympathies to Bruce Lechleitner who is forced to live with this for the rest of his life.

  3. Betty Says:

    How awful for this son. I hope he sues and has a great lawyer.

  4. Nancy Says:

    I hope he does sue. This is terrible.

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