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Nurse Admits to Injecting Mother with Morphine

Nurse Admits to Injecting Mother with Morphine


March 11, 2009

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—A Marin County nurse will probably avoid a prison sentence after admitting she injected her elderly mother with a massive dose of morphine.

Susan Dixon agreed to plead guilty to felony elder abuse Tuesday after being told by the judge her guilty plea would keep her out of state prison.

If convicted, the 52-year-old Dixon could have been sentenced to nine years in prison.

Dixon was charged after allegedly injecting her 80-year-old mother with a massive dose of liquid morphine solution in May of 2007.

Her mother survived after authorities were called and she was taken to a hospital.

Despite the objections of the prosecutor in the case, Dixon is expected to be placed on probation when she’s sentenced in May.

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