Ill. EMTs charged with murder in patient’s death
Two Ill. EMTs were charged with first degree murder and booked into Sangamon County jail on $1 million bond each after a patient in their care died.
An autopsy report ruled the cause of death as “compressional and positional asphyxia” due to, or as a consequence of “prone facedown restraint on a ... cot/stretcher by tightened straps across the back.”
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