Not guilty verdict for nursing home employee

 

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. –
A not guilty verdict for a nursing home employee accused of killing a patient in Windham County.
Jodi LaClaire of Bennington, N.H.,worked at the Thompson House in Brattleboro.

She was accused of killing 83-year-old Nita Lowery.

Prosecutors say, LaClaire injected Lowery with insulin, which caused Lowery’s death.

Investigators also found evidence that LaClaire tried to take out money from Lowery’s bank account.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports that the jury convicted LaClaire on those theft charges, but not the second-degree murder charge.

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Not guilty verdict for nursing home employee

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3 Responses to “Not guilty verdict for nursing home employee”

  1. Thelma Says:

    There has to be more and better screening.

  2. Betty Says:

    Just reading the article, she sure sounds guilty.

  3. Sylvia Says:

    My opinion with experience in the jury deliberation room is the jury didn't 'get it' to full verdict on 2nd degree murder charge – all it takes is one or two jurors who feel sympathy towards the defendant which could cause the other jurors to give up. The theft charge is easy to prove leaving tracks although that isn't a guarantee of guilty verdict. "….the jury convicted LaClaire on those theft charges, but not the second-degree murder charge."

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