Nurse accused of turning off patient’s life support
by MBJ Staff
Published: February 27,2014
Tags: April Renae Grissom, Attorney General's Office, crime, depraved heart murder, health care, Jim Hood, Lamar County Detention Center, Lamar County Grand Jury, law, law enforcement, legal, Medicaid Fruad Control Unit, medical, medicine, nurse
PETAL — 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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