Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Eight charged in Florida teen's boot camp death

"TAMPA, Florida (CNN) -- Eight former employees of the Bay County Sheriff's Office were charged Tuesday with aggravated manslaughter in the death of a 14-year-old at a Florida boot camp for juvenile offenders.

State Attorney Mark Ober said seven former guards and a nurse are accused of causing the death of Martin Anderson by "culpable negligence." If convicted, each could face up to 30 years in prison.

Anderson collapsed January 5 at the sheriff's office Boot Camp program in Panama City, Florida. He had complained of breathing difficulties while running around a track as part of the entry process on his first day at the facility. He was taken to a hospital and died early the next day.

Gov. Jeb Bush, who ordered the investigation, said he was told the arrests were being made, and hoped "that at the end of the day justice will be served." http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/11/28/boot.camp.death/index.html


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