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.
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
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
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
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.
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