Nurse found guilty for not reporting condition of malnourished teen

Makayla Norman died of malnutrition in 2011.
Makayla Norman died of malnutrition in 2011. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A nurse involved in the malnutrition death of a Dayton teenager was found guilty Tuesday for her role in the girl’s death.

Kathryn Williams pleaded no contest in juvenile court Tuesday morning. A judge found her guilty.

She is one of three nurses who cared for Makayla Norman, 14. Norman suffered from cerebral palsy. She weighed only 28 pounds at the time of her death in 2011.

Williams was found guilty of failure to report child abuse in juvenile court. Mary Kilby also faces the same charge.

Both women are already on probabtion from convictions in common pleas court.

The juvenile court charge was initially thrown out of juvenile court after a judge ruled it double jeopardy. The court of Appeals recently overturned that decision.

The lead nurse, Mollie Parsons, and the girl’s mother, Angela, are serving prison time for Makayla’s death.

All of the nurses also surrendered their licenses.

Williams will be sentenced April 30.




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