Kenyan nurse arrested over US prisoner death

Lilian Okeri

A Kenyan nurse-based in the United States is among 6 others arrested in connection with the death of an inmate at the Midland County jail in July 2019 — By News agencies.

Lilian Okeri was arrested, alongside Adeola Adesomi, Esther Ihediwa, Kelly Robins, Timothy Forbush, Jr. and Flor Estrada.

All six have been charged with criminally negligent homicide, manslaughter and tampering with a government record.

The inmate, 30-year-old Savion Hall, was arrested on June 21, 2019 for an alcohol or drug offense.

However, he died on July 19, 2019, a week after he was transferred to the hospital because of low oxygen levels.

Hall had a known medical condition that affected his breathing and was receiving breathing treatments, according to the custodial death report.

Estrada allegedly failed to maintain proper medical records pertaining to Hall’s treatment, resulting in his death, her indictment states.

She also allegedly made a false entry on Hall’s treatment “flo-sheet,” which would detail the date and time of any drugs administered.

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