Janie Marshall had been admitted to the ER on March 27, with symptoms totally unrelated to the corona virus symptoms.
With stomach pains and bowel obstruction, she suffered from chronic dementia.
From the released police reports, Marshall suffered death by 32-year-old Cassandra Lundy, allegedly breaking the 6-foot social distancing recommended for patients being committed in the Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in Brooklyn, just the next day.
Her death comes both as saddening as well as mysterious since the exact layout of the incident has not even been disclosed to her closest relative, Antionette Leonard-Jean Charles, her grandniece. According to the distraught kin, the hospital, citing health privacy law HIPAA for ther reasons not disclosing the exact details of the octogenarian’s death.
Cassandra Lundy faces multiple charges, according to an April 2 official account from the NYPD in regards to manslaughter and assault.
More specifically, she has been charged with manslaughter in the first and second degree, assault in the second degree, and criminally negligent homicide.
These details shine a light on both the media and the grandniece of how the things might have played out at the time of the woman’s tragic death.
The Woodhull Hospital, in an inquiry by CNN has issued the following statement as their answer:
“We are terribly saddened by this death. We are committed to ensuring a safe, health-focused environment in these very demanding times so our heroic health care workers can continue to deliver the quality, compassionate care New Yorkers need more than ever,”
The grandniece is still as much as informed as the rest of the general populace about the incident, but she imagines that Marshall, through her bouts of dementia must have wandered around the hospital precincts, which unfortunately made her confront Lundy.
Violence in uncertain times will never change anything.
One fearful action could lead to serious consequences, mostly unsought for and undeserved.
This is an excerpt obituary from CNN;