Former Vanderbilt nurse RaDonda Vaught was found guilty of 2 counts in 2017 for the death of a patient

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RaDonda Vaught, a former Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurse charged in the death of a patient, listens to opening statements during her homicide trial at the Justice AA Birch Building in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday, March 22, 2022.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A jury convicted a former Nashville nurse on Friday of reckless homicide and abuse of an impaired adult after she was accused of inadvertently injecting a patient with a lethal dose of a paralyzing drug.

The jury deliberated for about four hours in a trial closely watched by nurses and medical professionals from across the country, with many fearing the case could set a precedent for medical errors leading to criminal charges.

RaDonda Vaught, 38, was charged in 2019 with two counts — reckless homicide and impaired adult abuse — in the death of Charlene Murphey at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Murphey, 75, died on December 27, 2017, after being injected with the wrong drug.

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