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Post Trial RaDonda Vaught Sentence: Live Updates

The case attracted attention on how nurses should be responsible for medical errors.

In March, a jury in Nashville convicted 38-year-old Radonda Vought. of negligent homicide and ill-treatment of weakened patient for give 75-year- old woman fatal dose of in wrong medication.

Charlene Murphy has died in Intensive Care Unit, Vanderbilt University Medical Center on December 27, 2017, after injection with in wrong medicine.

Murphy had to get his dose of Understood, sedative, but was instead injected with vecuronium, which left she can’t breathe prosecutors said.

Voight could get up up to eight years in prison and should in court this morning at 9 am

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Meanwhile, nurses from all over the country rallied to support her and urge the judge not give her prison time.

Follow today for live updates from the inside outside courtroom.

Vought took on the podium on Friday first the time she spoke in court during the case.

But before delivering her prepared speech, she said directly to the victim family.

“To say I’m sorry doesn’t seem like enough, but you deserve to hear it and know I’m sorry for what happened,” Voight told Ronda, Chandra and Michael Murphy. who silently sat and nodded.

Chandra Murphy previously testified that she never heard Vought’s apology.

Voight then addressed the wider public expressing more repentance.

“If my statements, my lack of display of emotions on in outside turned out to be a disadvantage of remorse, it was horribly inaccurate,” Vought said. She is says she was trained to keep her composure in care. “You put your emotions, shame and remorse inside yourself and with that later.”

“When Miss Murphy died, part of I died with her, “here added.

– Mariah Timms, The Tennessean

Vought’s friends and former colleagues took booth friday, everyone of who testified in support of alternative proposal for Wow.

Five total defense witnesses spoke of Vought’s character and his devotion to the nurse.

“If a one of us was sick, she would have been our choice,” said Elizabeth Kessinger, a Vanderbilt nurse. who have worked with Veteran 2015-2017 Since then they have remained friends.

“She was resilient, and that she built farm, but she’s still heartbroken,” Kessinger said.

Supporters of Vought in crowded room in courthouse and protesters outside the court heard defense evidence with calm seriousness, contrasting with their expressive dissatisfaction with Bureau of Tennessee of Investigation agent who testified against Vova before.

— Mariah Timms, Frank Gluck, Rachel Wegner, The Tennessean

After Murphy’s three emotional testimonies family members, Special Agent Ramona Smith with Bureau of Tennessee of The investigation revealed another case involving Vought.

Voight tried purchase firearms in neighboring Sumner County in August 2020 and lied on verifying the data required the buyer must disclose whether the buyer was facing any charges. Sumner County prosecutors sued for perjury against Vaught, who has yet to face trial.

Vaught supporters listen and watch hearings in crowded courtroom and outside protesters expressed dissatisfaction with the image of Romona Smith of Wow’s character.

Worker in the crowded room warned the audience for make negative comments.

Romona Smith said Vot was eventually ready, “but that doesn’t change the seriousness of in amount of the mistakes she made.”

Criticism of Romona Smith encouraged protesters outside, who waving signs saying “I stand with RaDonda” and “Nurses are not criminals”. The demonstration grew to more than 450 people.

State prosecutors rests his evidence after the testimony of Romona Smith.

— Mariah Timms, Frank Gluck, Rachel Wegner, The Tennessean

tearful testimonies

Murphy sonMichael and two of her daughters-inLou, Rhonda and Chandra gave tearful testimonies early on. in hearing. Once upon a time, the seemingly calm Voight cried more with every evidence.

“Just the pain I watched my family go terribly. It’s just awful, said Rhonda Murphy at the booth. And I try to be strong. for them, but in times This hard.”

Both Michael and Chandra said that Charlene Murphy didn’t wanted jail time for Vaught, drawing applause and cheers from the protesters. outside courthouse and group in crowded courthouse room.

However, Chandra Murphy said she never heard an apology from Vought. Vought’s crying intensified when Chandra Murphy said that.

— Mariah Timms, Frank Gluck, Rachel Wegner, The Tennessean

The hearing has begun with Entrance of Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Jennifer Smith.

Those in the crowded room watched on screen projector.

protesters outside courthouse also customized in with live broadcasts on their phones. Loudspeakers reproduced sound from hearing. Many of the protesters were quiet and attentive.

Judgment hearings have begun with discussion of hundreds of letters, calls, emails and voice messages received by the court in recent weeks in support of Wow. Smith said it would be inappropriate. for her to review them, if the lawyers did not present materials as proof.

Nurses and medical professionals have asked for testimonies around the world. social media with Hope of influence on Smith decision. Lawyers plan to include materials as an exhibit for Smith review and if this case goes to appeal later.

— Mariah Timms, Frank Gluck and Rachel Wegner, The Tennessean

Every place in The courtroom filled up a few minutes after the doors opened. About 50 people are in overflow room.

Among the audience of purple shirts, Voight entered the courtroom wearing pink shirt.

– Mariah Timms and Frank Gluck, The Tennessean

30 minutes before Vought’s scheduled hearing, around 40 people collected outside courtroom door on sixth floor of AA Birch Justice Building in Nashville.

Many of those present are familiar with the faces of the process, when dozens of nurses and medical workers were sitting in gallery every day.

Yana Wright, first-year nursing student in Nashville who attended Vought’s trial, returned for Friday verdict.

“This should never happened begin with. We should never be here. That’s why I’m here,” Wright said. in interview. “These are questions that belong in civil courtroom, not criminal one.”

– Mariah Timms, The Tennessean

Crowd of predominantly female protesters who here for Voight started the demonstration by honoring the woman. who died from Vought’s actions.

Knoxville Nurse Tina Vinsant, who helped organize the protest, led the moment of silence for Murphy.

“We’ll never forget that it all started with terrible, unimaginable death of a patient. What happened to Miss Murphy is the worst for any nurse. nightmareVincent told the crowd.

Murphy family declined to comment in promote of sentence. But in an earlier statement, family said they resented being played by villains in this case people striving use case for “personal benefit.”

“Our family still traumatized and grieving over mom is terrible death”, the message says. in part. “We are grateful to the prosecutor’s office of the region. justice for us in court. To friends of Radonda Vought and some political candidates somehow us and the charge of bad guys humiliates, humiliates and re-traumatizes us all over again.”

Compassion for Patients are why many nurses are at the protest, explained Indiana nurse Amber Rain.

“That’s why we’re all here,” Rain said. in interview. “No heart in this crowd that doesn’t break for that family and this lady.

— Molly Davis and Rachel Wegner, The Tennessean

In two hours drive from Huntsville, Alabama, nurse Libby Diaz arrived at the rally first item ready to go.

“I feel like in system not set her up succeed,” Diaz said of why she made hike when she was delivering the case of water in a stack of supplies for the protesters.

Diaz, intensive care nurse of 14 years old, felt obligated show up in Nashville, seeing the Vought affair unfold, and angry and frightened in response.

“We are all human. We all make mistakes,” Diaz said.

At the same time she admitted that Vaught made errors that cannot be overlooked.

— Rachel Wegner, The Tennessean

Protesters poured into Public Square Park two hours forthcoming of sentencing while wearing purple shirts that read “Sister Strong. I am standing with Radonda”.

When the sun comes up group of protesters set up a big banner with words: “We are nurses, not criminals.” About 100 people we already at the demo site by 7 am, just outside the municipal courthouse where Vought will be sentenced occur.

— Rachel Wegner, The Tennessean

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