Rugby care home nurse accused of neglecting elderly resident faces retrial after jury could not reach a verdict

03 December 2019 – Rugby Advertiser

Catalina Ferchiu pleaded not guilty to the ‘wilful neglect’ of 87-year-old stroke victim Rachel Smith at the Overslade House Care Home in Overslade Road, Rugby.

During a trial at Warwick Crown Court it was decided that Ms Ferchiu is to stand trial again.

After deliberating for a total of eight hours and 53 minutes the jury, who had asked the judge for definitions of ‘wilful’ and ‘reckless,’ said they were unable to reach even a majority verdict on which at least ten of them agreed.

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