2 facing misdemeanor charges after detention center death

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Gynnya McMillen

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) – Two Elizabethtown juvenile detention center employees have been indicted on misdemeanor charges after an investigation into a teenage girl’s death that authorities say was caused by a heart condition.

The News-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1pQAgYb ) reports that a Hardin County grand jury on Thursday indicted Reginald Wyndham and Victor Holt. Each faces one count of second-degree official misconduct stemming from what authorities say was their failure to perform a bed check on 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen of Shelby County.

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McMillen was found unresponsive in her cell at Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center on Jan. 11. An autopsy report says the girl died in her sleep from a rare heart condition known as sudden cardiac arrhythmia.

The charge is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a fine of up to $250.

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Information from: The News-Enterprise, http://www.thenewsenterprise.com

 

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