2 plead not guilty after woman wandered from home and died

OTTAWA, Ohio — Two employees of an Ohio nursing home where a woman died after wandering outdoors on a frigid winter night have pleaded not guilty to charges.

The Lima News reports 36-year-old Rachel Friesel and 20-year-old Destini Fenbert, both of Pandora, were allowed to remain free on personal bonds during a Putnam County court appearance Wednesday.

They face involuntary manslaughter, forgery and gross patient neglect charges in the death of 76-year-old Phyllis Campbell.

A state investigation found that Campbell left Hilty Memorial Nursing Home in Pandora around 12:30 a.m. Jan. 7 through a courtyard door equipped with an alarm. The employees told investigators they falsely documented two overnight bed checks.

The low temperature in Pandora on Jan. 7 was zero degrees.

Messages left Thursday with Friesel and Fenbert's attorneys weren't immediately returned.

Must Read

Feds: Plastic gun from 3-D printer seized at...

Aug 10, 2016

An official says airport screening agents confiscated a plastic handgun produced with a 3-D printer...

Former Somali refugee poised to win office in...

Aug 10, 2016

A former refugee is poised to become the country's first Somali-American legislator after winning a...

Air Force struggles with fighter pilot shortage...

Aug 10, 2016

Air Force officials say they have a shortage of 700 fighter pilots, even as the U.S. battles in...

Girardi: 'No one individual is ever bigger than...

Aug 11, 2016

Benched from the starting lineup once again as his finale approaches, Alex Rodriguez pinch hit and...

Justice Dept. report critical of zero-tolerance...

Aug 11, 2016

To supporters, zero-tolerance policing has long represented a logical crime-fighting approach:...

Sign up now!

About Us

In The Headline sought to bring professionalism back into journalism, bringing you only the most exclusive and the most impactive news from all over the globe.

Contact us: sales[at]intheheadline.com