Officials investigating after patient in vegetative state gives birth




 

A woman who was left in a vegetative state reportedly became pregnant and gave birth while she was a patient at Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix.

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Nurse arrested after US woman gave birth in vegetative state
Nurse arrested after US woman gave birth in vegetative state

A male nurse has been arrested in Arizona for the sexual assault of a woman who gave birth while in a long-term vegetative state, police in the US state said Wednesday. The suspect -- identified as Nathan Sutherland, age 36 -- faces charges of one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse, Phoenix police Sergeant Tommy Thompson told a news conference. Sutherland is a "licensed practical nurse who was responsible for providing care to the victim during this time the sexual assault occurred," Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said.

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