nursing home patient wrote deathbed note
[color=#6f6f6f]the grand rapids press, mi -
as oxygen ebbed from her tank at a big rapids nursing home, 64-year-old dorothy johnson wrote a note saying she knew she was going to die.
"god bless. you finally found a way to kill me with this oxygen part. congratulations," she wrote just before her 2005 death at the metron of big rapids nursing home.
"that's alright. now i can go home to my (mansion) that jesus had prepared for me and in better care also."
assistant attorney general scott teter made public the note in mecosta county district court wednesday. the state wants five former metron employees to stand trial in the death of a second patient the same day. they allege that sarah comer, 50, of big rapids, also died because her oxygen tank ran empty.
the preliminary hearing continues today in mecosta county district court with testimony from respiratory therapists about the oxygen tanks.
investigators say comer died at the home about 20 minutes before johnson on jan. 16, 2005.
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