Doc convicted of misdemeanors in Ohio teen’s death


11:55 AM April 13th, 2013

April 13th, 2013 11:55 AM

DAYTON, Ohio — The doctor of a 14-year-old Ohio girl who had cerebral palsy and weighed just 28 pounds (12.7 kilograms) when she died has been found guilty of three counts of failing to report child abuse or neglect.

Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. says Margaret Edwards was found guilty Friday in juvenile court in Dayton. She is scheduled to be sentenced on the misdemeanors May 16.

Edwards was Makayla Norman’s doctor from July 2010 until the girl’s March 2011 death from nutritional and medical neglect complicated by her chronic condition.

Edwards hasn’t returned calls seeking comment.

Norman’s mother and a nurse were convicted last year of involuntary manslaughter and other charges. Two other nurses were convicted of failing to provide for a functionally impaired person.

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