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Ex-EMT accused of delaying emergency response is convicted

This photo provided by the Detroit Police Department shows former Detroit emergency medical technician Ann Marie Thomas. Thomas has been convicted, Wednesday, March 2, 2018, of neglect of duty after medical response was delayed to a Detroit home where an 8-month-old girl was having trouble breathing. The child later died. (Detroit Police Department/Detroit News via AP)
March 02, 2018 - 10:43 AM

DETROIT - An ex-emergency medical technician has been convicted of neglect of duty after medical response was delayed to a Detroit home where an 8-month-old girl was having trouble breathing. The child later died.

The Detroit News reports Ann Marie Thomas was convicted Wednesday of the misdemeanour. She faces up to a year behind bars when sentenced April 12.

The Associated Press sent an email Friday seeking comment from her attorney.

Prosecutors say the 48-year-old was parked less than a mile from the home but delayed her response when dispatch put out a call for help in May 2015. Another emergency worker was eventually sent, but the child, I'Nayah Wright-Trussel, later died.

The girl's family alleges Thomas told dispatch she didn't want to be there "10 minutes doing CPR, you know how these families get."

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Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/

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