- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Supreme Court says a consulting doctor isn’t responsible for the actions of a man who fatally shot his wife after a nurse prescribed him a mix of drugs.

Lawyers for the children of David and Kristy Ragsdale claimed the doctor should have done a better job supervising the nurse practitioner, but the high court disagreed Friday.

David Ragsdale pleaded guilty to the 2008 murder outside a Lehi church and is serving a life sentence. He claimed he would not have killed his wife if he hadn’t been taking the mix of drugs. The high court did allow a lawsuit against the nurse to go forward, and it’s now been settled.

Lawyers for doctor Hugo Rodier and the Ragsdale children did not immediately return calls seeking comment Friday.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide