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Former jail nurse found guilty of manslaughter in inmate death case

Published: Jul. 30, 2018 at 5:34 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 31, 2018 at 5:01 PM CDT
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GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A former prison nurse has been found guilty of manslaughter after the death of an inmate in 2014, sources confirm.

Carmon Sue Brannan was sentenced to 15 years after being accused of denying medical treatment to 28-year-old William Joel Dixon, who was found dead in his jail cell in September 2014.

At the time, Brannan was employed as a registered nurse within the county jail.

Prosecutors claimed that Dixon was given inadequate medical attention for seven days straight. District Attorney Tony Lawrence said Brannan failed to track the inmate's vital signs during that time. In court, Lawrence noted that Dixon was an insulin dependent diabetic, so the lack of attention ushered in complications that led to his death.

Previously, a mistrial was declared in January 2018 after the jury could not come to a decision.

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