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Friday, August 17, 2007

Nursing home's owners refused to evacuate during Katrina -- was it negligent homicide?

In Louisiana, the owners of a nursing home are on trial for negligent homicide because 35 people died at their facility during Hurricane Katrina. Prosecutors have said the couple are "good people," but accuse them of causing the deaths because they refused to evacuate before the storm.

Their defense says the couple thought their building was strong enough to ride out the storm and were afraid that some residents would die during an evacuation.

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