Yesterday, we posted a wrongful death blog about the tragic, hyperthermic death of Bryan Nevins at the Woods Services care center in Langhorne, PA. At this time yesterday, it was unclear whether charges would be pressed against any person or persons responsibile for the care of 20 year old , severly autisitic Bryan Nevins. Last night, Stacey Strauss turned herself in to Middletown Police, was arraigned, and was charged with fatally neglecting Bryan Nevins. Her bail was set at $50,000.
Strauss’ official charge was “neglect of a care-dependant person,” a first degree felony that carries a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison. She was also charged with misdemeanor accounts of involuntary manslaughter, and recklessly endangering another person.
Strauss’ attorney asserts that the incident was simply a “tragic mistake.” He also states that Strauss has been en employee of Woods Services for 8 years and has had a spotless record.
William Nevins, father of Bryan Nevins and former homicide chief for the NYPD, said in an interview, “Now we will see what a disabled child’s life is worth in Bucks County.”
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It is clear that others shared in our sentiment from yesterday; that an occurence like this is more than a mere accident. Bryan Nevins, an autistic young man with the same mind as a 2 year old, should never have been left behind so carelessly. As we also said yesterday, this is clear case of wrongful death.
NJ Wrongful Death Attorneys at the Mininno Law Office are poised to assist anyone who has lost a loved one due to the negligence and carelessness of another.
If you need the help of a wrongful death attorney, contact the Mininno Law Office, or call us at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.