New York emergency medical technician accused of standing by while a pregnant woman died of an asthma attack faces criminal charges and could serve time in jail if convicted.
Melissa Jackson, 23, surrendered today to face charges of official misconduct for failing to try to save the life of 25-year-old Eutisha Rennix in a Brooklyn bakery last December. If convicted, Jackson could be sentenced to a year in prison.
She and her boyfriend, EMT Jason Green, 32, were on their lunch break when Rennix suffered the asthma attack at the Au Bon Pain bakery. But the couple allegedly did not administer the life-saving measures they were trained to. Instead, Jackson called a dispatcher for help.
Jackson's lawyer, Benjamin Heinrich, says that call for help was enough. He told AOL News that Jackson is "absolutely not" guilty of the charges against her. "She acted," he told the New York Daily News. "She called directly to the disp
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What I don't understand is how one human being can stand there and allow another to suffer or die when he knew how to help...and how any other human being could support him in that decision....
Thats jacked up.
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