Two charged in nursing home deaths

April 5, 2008 7:08:54 AM PDT
Police arrested two people linked to a McHenry County nursing home where six elderly residents died under suspicious circumstances. The pair faced charges tied to overdosing residents with morphine.

Bond was set at $50,000 for nursing home director Penny Whitlock and nurse Marty Himebaugh. She no longer works at the facility called the Woodstock Residence.

The two women were arrested on criminal neglect and other charges.

Prosecutors do not allege the overdoses caused the deaths of the residents.