DETROIT (AP) — An ex-emergency medical technician has been sentenced to jail after she delayed responding to a Detroit home where an 8-month-old girl was having trouble breathing and later died.
Ann Marie Thomas was convicted of neglect of duty in February.READ MORE: CDC: New Listeria Outbreak Tied To 23 Illnesses, 1 Death
Prosecutors have said Thomas was parked less than a mile from the home but delayed getting there when dispatchers put out a call for help in May 2015. Another EMT eventually was sent to help the child, I’Nayah Wright-Trussel.READ MORE: Red Wings Hire Lightning Assistant Derek Lalonde As Coach
The girl’s family alleged in a lawsuit that Thomas told dispatch she didn’t want to be there “10 minutes doing CPR, you know how these families get.”MORE NEWS: Troubling Arsenic Levels Found At Some Detroit Demolition Sites
A judge on Thursday ordered the 48-year-old Thomas to spend three months in jail with another three months in abeyance and two years of probation.