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Former jail nurse pleads guilty in death of inmate

LUCEDALE (AP) — A former nurse at the George County Correctional Facility has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2014 death of an inmate.

WLOX-TV reports Carmon Sue Brannan is not admitting guilt, but pleaded guilty Tuesday to forgo a trial.

Brannon was accused of withholding medical treatment to 29-year-old William Joel Dixon, who was found dead in his cell Sept. 24, 2014. District Attorney Tony Lawrence said in court that Dixon was an insulin-dependent diabetic, and Brannan failed to give him insulin, which led to his death. He also says Brannon failed to document Dixon’s treatment and illness. Brannon reportedly told jail staff Dixon was faking illness and going through drug withdrawal.

Sentencing is set for 9 a.m. June 22. Prosecutors recommended Brannan be sentenced to 10 years in prison.