Disabled man is killed in state institution, estate billed nearly $12M

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Date: May 30th, 2014

Category: Nutty News, strange

Fineson Developmental CenterALBANY, New York – Two years after a 33-year-old mentally disabled man died at a state institution in Queens, and one year after his sister filed a lawsuit accusing the staff of killing him, New York officials have sent her an $11.67 million bill.

Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, an advocate for the disabled whose adult son gets state-funded residential care, called it “retaliation” and “an outrage” to send the bill to someone who lost a loved one from abusive care.

“They’re going to punish these people because they brought it to view of justice,” he said.

The New York medical examiner concluded Rose’s death was a homicide and that he “became unresponsive” while being restrained at Fineson Developmental Center.  More

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