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2 facing misdemeanor charges after detention center death

2 facing misdemeanor charges after detention center death

Bill Stephens

March 18th, 2016

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Two Elizabethtown juvenile detention center employees have been indicted on misdemeanor charges after an investigation into a teenage girl’s death that authorities say was caused by a heart condition.

The News-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1pQAgYb ) reports that a Hardin County grand jury on Thursday indicted Reginald Wyndham and Victor Holt. Each faces one count of second-degree official misconduct stemming from what authorities say was their failure to perform a bed check on 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen of Shelby County.

McMillen was found unresponsive in her cell at Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center on Jan. 11. An autopsy report says the girl died in her sleep from a rare heart condition known as sudden cardiac arrhythmia.

The charge is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a fine of up to $250.

 

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