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Nurse Accused Of Killing 97-Year-Old Patient With 'Medical Mistreatment,' Now Faces Murder Charge

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Aug. 23 2022, Published 3:23 p.m. ET

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A nurse in Kentucky faces a murder charge after a nearly 100-year-old patient was killed during “medical maltreatment,” according to officials.

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On Aug. 23, police in Lexington, Kentucky, announced that Eyvette Hunter, 52, was arrested and charged in connection to the death of 97-year-old James Morris.

Morris was a patient at Baptists Health Lexington medical facility, police said.

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Hunter worked as a nurse and intentionally performed actions of “medical maltreatment” on Morris, police said. Investigators did not provide further details about the alleged actions.

Morris died on May 5 as a result of the treatment.

A grand jury indicted Hunter on a murder charge and she was arrested. Baptist Health Lexington has cooperated in the investigation.

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