Nurse accused of taking patient's pain medication

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A nurse faces charges that she persuaded a patient at a southern Indiana nursing home to stop taking pain medication and give her the pills.

The patient told investigators that 48-year-old Kathy Stinson of Louisville said she needed the pills because of leg pain.

Stinson is charged with one count each of interference with medical services and exploitation of an endangered adult.

She's being held in the Floyd County Jail and a judge has approved a public defender for her, but an attorney has not yet been assigned.

Authorities say that the incidents happened between May 1st and June 30th at Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation in New Albany.

A nursing home administration says Stinson no longer works there.

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