NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 04, 1983
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(Studio) No. deaths in Texas nursing home between 1977-79 noted; Senate Committee on Aging chairperson John Heinz's claim that deaths and abuse of nursing home patients are linked with Medicare and Medicaid payment system outlined.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Houston, Texas) Allegations against Autumn Hills nursing home in Texas City, Texas, examined. [Former assistant district attorney David MARKS - recalls case.] Deal reached between home owners and district attorney James Hurry described; Marks' termination from job as result of effort to block plea bargain arrangement noted. [MARKS - thinks plea bargaining was used due to victims' ages.] New dist. attorney said declaring plea bargain illegal and ordering another grand jury investigation. [Autumn Hills president Robert GAY - defs. operation.]
REPORTER: Susan Peterson
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