(DAYTON, Ohio)—Attorney General Mike DeWine today praised the indictments and arrests made in the case of the death of 14-year-old Makayla Norman, who had cerebral palsy and was under medical care. Her death was ruled a homicide by the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.
"What happened to Makayla Norman is absolutely tragic," said Attorney General DeWine. "We will continue to offer any assistance needed in this case to help bring to justice those responsible for Makayla's death."
The Montgomery County Coroner's Office ruled that Makayla died of nutritional and medical neglect complicated by chronic illness. The Medicaid Fraud Unit of the Attorney General's Office, at the request of the Dayton Police Department, joined the Dayton Police, FBI, Office of Inspector General – HHS, Ohio Board of Nursing and other agencies in the investigation.
The Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office is prosecuting the case and presented it to a Montgomery County Grand Jury. Four individuals were indicted in this matter.
Angela Norman, Makayla's mother, was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, a first-degree felony, and two counts of Endangering Children, one a third-degree felony and one a first-degree misdemeanor; Mollie Parsons, a home health nurse who worked for the home health care agency Exclusive Home Care and assigned to care for Makayla, was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, a first-degree felony, Failing to Provide for a Functionally Impaired Person (Reckless), a fourth-degree felony, and Tampering with Records, a first-degree misdemeanor; Kathryn Williams, a supervisor for Exclusive Home Care, and Mary Kilby, a Care Star case manager, who were to verify services were needed and given, were each charged with Failing to Provide for a Functionally Impaired Person (Reckless), a fourth-degree felony, and Failure to Report Child Abuse/Neglect, a first-degree misdemeanor.
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