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Abuse conviction stands in group-home death (access required)

A group home administrator could not overturn his felony abuse or neglect conviction after a group home resident died from severe burns. A Martinsville Circuit jury convicted Richard C. Wagoner Jr. in November 2012, based on medical testimony that 57-year-old Joseph Tuggle, a severely incapacitated adult, had a 25-percent chance of survival had he been promptly ...