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I wonder what the heck happened?Tennessee EMT Charged in Use of Defibrillator
Updated: 06-10-2005 03:44:21 PM
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Courtesy of TriCities.com
Emergency medical technicians save lives all across the Tri-Cities.
But now...one has been charged with involuntary manslaughter...for causing the death of a co-worker.
24-year-old Joshua Martin of Bristol was arrested and charged on Saturday...just a few hours after 23-year-old Courtney Hilton died from injuries sustained in a June first accident.
"Someone that's supposed to save your life and that happens to them...i don't know."
Teens Kelli Nuckles and her friend Sara Taylor were having lunch at the Stone Cellar in downtown Lebanon...still shocked that someone so close to their age could have died.
Adds Taylor, "she had two kids, I think that was kind of bad. To be 22 and have two kids and knowing that she won't be home from work, cause of, just of something that quick."
Courtney Hilton was an EMS worker here at Highlands Ambulance Service in town. And while police won't say exactly what happened in one of these ambulances last Wednesday. They are saying Joshua Martin's alleged negligent use of a defibrillator is what stopped Hilton's heart. She was revived but died on Saturday from injuries suffered.
According to Lebanon Police Chief Mark Mitchell, "it's not your typical kind of criminal act where you have a vicious and malicious thought in the thing."
Full text at Firehouse.com