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Nurse cleared of manslaughter over care home death

A nurse in Walsall accused of the manslaughter of a 91-year-old widow at a care home has been found not guilty after a judge dismissed the case.


Santhosh Rajan, aged 39, was accused of the manslaughter of Mrs Iris Teale.

Mr Rajan, of Bentley Lane, Reedswood, had denied any wrong-doing.

The prosecution argued that Mrs Teale, who suffered a broken leg, died after being mishandled by Mr Rajan.

It was claimed that the fractured femur was a significant contributory factor in her death two weeks later.

At Birmingham Crown Court today Mr Justice William Dyas told a jury that there was insufficient evidence to convict the defendant.

He said: "It is a mystery and I am afraid that mysteries cannot be solved unless there some evidence to solve them.

"The case falls at this point in my judgement.

"The evidence is simply not there."

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