Third worker fired after death at juvenile facility

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) – A third worker has been fired from an Elizabethtown juvenile detention center stemming from an investigation into the death of a teenage girl.

Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet spokesman Mike Wynn told WFPL (http://bit.ly/1WSN4Kq) that Lincoln Village Regional Juvenile Detention Center youth worker Christopher Johnson was fired effective April 15. Wynn said Johnson allegedly failed to perform bed checks and falsified logs. The findings came after an investigation into the death of 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen, who was found unresponsive in her cell on Jan. 11.

An autopsy report said the girl died in her sleep from a rare heart condition known as sudden cardiac arrhythmia. Officials have said workers’ actions did not contribute to her death.

Two others have been fired and face misdemeanor charges stemming from the investigation.

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Information from: WFPL-FM, http://wfpl.org

 

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