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Nurse accused of turning off patient's life support

handcuffsPETAL — A registered nurse in South Mississippi is facing charges of depraved heart murder.

According to Attorney General Jim Hood, April Renae Grissom, 28, of Petal, turned herself in to investigators with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit following indictment by a Lamar County Grand Jury.

Grissom is accused in the indictment of turning off the machines that were helping keep the alleged victim alive.

Grissom was working as an R.N. at the facility where the alleged victim, 77, was receiving treatment.

Grissom was booked into the Lamar County Detention Center.

If convicted, Grissom faces up to life in prison.

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