July 17, 2013
A Blair County, Pennsylvania aide who cooperated with authorities after a nursing home abuse incident involving a Korean War veteran, received a probation sentence this week in a Blair County courthouse.
According to reports, 44-year-old Marjorie Koch was one of the several former workers charged with nursing home abuse and neglect that led to the untimely death of 80-year-old Kenneth ‘Slim” Mcguire. Koch worked at the Warner’s Home for the Aged, where Mcguire was a resident.
In July of 2011, Mcguire received treatment for a sore on his leg at the Bons Secour Wound Clinic. When Mcguire was released and sent back to the nursing home, documents revealed that the owner of the nursing home, Sherry Jo Warner, didn’t provide her staff members with the adequate training in order to take care of Mcguire during his healing process. Koch was one of the workers assigned to take care of Mcguire. She testified that she was never given the proper training on how to take care of the victim’s wounds. As a result, he died shortly after.
Koch, who cooperated with authorities from the beginning of the investigation, was given three years probation and a $400 fine.
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