November 28, 2005 Negligent decision making at St. Rita’s nursing home in New Orleans was to blame for the tragedy that resulted after Hurricane Katrina. An article in USA today reveals details that have emerged concerning the tragedy at St. Rita’s where owners Sal and Mabel Mangano have been charged with 34 counts of negligent homicide for deciding that nursing home residents would remain in the building. First, there were 35 victims at the scene, not 34. Next, five of the 25 residents who were rescued died shortly afterward.
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