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Nurses charged in patient’s death

CIVIC CENTER -- Two Providence St. Joseph nurses suspected of

giving an 80-year-old terminally ill cancer patient the wrong

medication pleaded innocent to charges of voluntary manslaughter.

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Amy Brunner, a 25-year-old Alhambra resident, was arraigned

Thursday, and Kelly Miyasato, a 31-year-old Redondo Beach resident,

was arraigned Friday in Burbank Superior Court.

Both women are also charged with felony counts of practicing

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medicine without certification when they gave the patient a sedative

without a doctor’s order.

Their preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 20 at the Burbank

courthouse.

Pierre Azar died June 7, minutes after the nurses gave him a

sedative to calm him. His doctors did not prescribe the sedative,

police said. Azar had requested hospital staff not attempt to

resuscitate him.

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Burbank man found dead outside bar

MAGNOLIA PARK -- County coroner’s officials are awaiting the

results of a toxicology test before determining the cause of death of

a Burbank man found in his car in the 1000 block of North Valley

Street, outside a local restaurant.

Bret Osborn, 43, was found dead in his car Wednesday afternoon by

an employee of Crazy Jack’s Country Bar & Grill, said Capt. David

Campbell, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

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There were no signs of foul play, officials said.

Burbank Police Sgt. William Berry said Osborn, a regular at the

restaurant, was usually pleasant and talkative, but complained of a

headache before leaving Tuesday night. When his body was found the

next day, he was wearing the same clothes as the night before.

Berry said the death appears to have been from natural causes.

Compiled by Jackson Bell


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