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Posted on: December 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] David Weatherhead Charged with Manslaughter


David Weatherhead is charged with three counts of Second Degree Manslaughter in connection with the death of a disabled child for whom he was the sole home healthcare nurse at the time of the child’s unexpected death.  During Weatherhead’s twelve hour shift the victim’s ventilator alarm sounded 93 times and was manually reset each time by Weatherhead.  The night nurse discovered the victim had been deceased for hours upon arriving shortly before 6:00 PM.  Weatherhead later told police based on what he later learned he estimated the victim passed around 3:00 PM.  Weatherhead did not contact anyone regarding the victim’s condition prior to arrival of the night nurse.

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