Angela Almore, 44, a registered nurse who worked at a Chapel Hill nursing home, has been indicted on one count of second-degree murder and six counts of felony patient abuse in the death of an Alzheimer’s patient, Rachel Holliday, 84. Holliday’s medical records indicated that morphine toxicity contributed to her death.
Authorities believe that Almore administered opiates to patients under her care to chemically manage or restrain them.
According to a report on WRAL.com, nearly 40% of the Alzheimer’s patients on Almore’s ward — nine people in all — tested positive for opiates. Six of the patients were hospitalized including Marion Woodward, Dorothy Willis, James Scanlan, Eloise Hill, Pauline Lyons and Josephine Kernan.
Police do not believe that any other members of the staff besides Almore was involved in the over-medicating of patients.
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