DONNA PALMER confers with her attorney, Patrick Hanley, left. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene


Elder abuse: Nurse trial gets under way

By From page A1 | November 08, 2013

Johnnie Esco was a 77-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s when she died of pneumonia in 2008, said deputy attorney general Steven Muni at the beginning of the trial of Donna Palmer on Wednesday, outlining the trial to the jury. She had stayed at Marshall Medical Center in Placerville, and, after her pneumonia was dealt with, she was transferred to the El Dorado Care Center, where Palmer was the director of nurses. Due to the care she received — or lack thereof — she died. Palmer was thus charged with elder abuse.

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