Penny Whitlock is the former nursing home supervisor of Woodstock Residence.
testimony took place during a hearing over her
motion to suppress testimony that was likely to accuse her
of making incriminating statements about what she
knew about the residents' deaths.
Whitlock's attorney says that Illinois State Police failed to honor her
civil rights when they didn't read her
Miranda rights until the interview where she
is accused of making incriminating statements was well under way.
was indicted on seven charges-including two felony charges of obstructing justice and five counts of criminal neglect-related to several deaths that occurred at the McHenry County nursing home in 2006.
found out about the nurse's behavior, she
reportedly told the nurse she
could be the home's "Angel of Death.
The indictment against Whitlock also accuses the former supervisor of failing to report the first suspicious death (of Derek Magnus), which allegedly allowed for three more residents to die from morphine overdoses.
has denied all the charges against her
attorney tried to get three of the criminal charges dropped against her
on the grounds that Illinois law does not allow a defendant to be accused of neglecting someone because of neglect against someone else.
Rather, the question is whether or not Whitlock
failed to report the alleged nursing home abuse.
In the first nursing home abuse lawsuit, Vicki Lund is suing WHRC & RC Inc, Whitlock, Himebaugh, and Woodstock Residence Administrator Alissa Nataupsky for her mother Virginia Cole's death due to alleged morphine overdose.