Nursing Aide Charged For Brattleboro Insulin Injection Murder

A nursing aide is being charged with second degree murder for allegedly killing a Brattleboro nursing home resident by injecting her with insulin.

Thirty-seven-year old Jodi LaClaire was arrested Saturday in connection with a 2009 death at the Thompson House nursing home, where she was a nursing assistant.  Vermont attorney general William Sorrell alleges that LaClaire injected 83-year-old Nita Lowery, who was not diabetic, with insulin, putting her into a fatal coma.

Aid To Keep Nursing Home Afloat?

Union members and management at a Northampton nursing center have agreed to a new labor contract ensuring that the facility remains open, for now. But, as WFCR’s Sara Cintron-Schultz reports, additional Medicaid funding might also keep the facility afloat.