Woman charged in senior's death pleads not guilty

March 30, 2009 2:14:49 PM PDT
The woman charged in the death of a suburban nursing home patient pleaded not guilty on Monday morning.Heidi Leon worked as a nursing assistant at the Arbor of Itasca. She's charged with criminal neglect in the death of 89-year-old Sarah Wentworth. In February, Wentworth was found outside the nursing home in below freezing temperatures. She later died.

Leon is accused of failing to investigate when a door alarm sounded. Leon is being held on bond. She's due back in court on May 4.


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