Case of 76 Who Died of COVID-19 in Veterans Home, Lands in Court


At a Massachusetts veterans home are trying to get criminal charges against them. Dismissed after a deadly covid outbreak last year. Lawyers for Holyoke soldiers Home Superintendent Bennett Walsh and former medical director Dr David Clinton argued the state had managed burden of proof. Prosecutors had argued the decision by Walsh and Clinton to cram residents who tested positive for Covid 19 with residents who didn't was negligent. But they claim they're being scapegoated by the state and Walsh's lawyer says his client early alert to the state led to the deployment of the National Guard and help save lives. 76 veterans died in the home at the beginning of the pandemic last March. The judge didn't issue a ruling. Another court date is set for October. Rob

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