Trial begins for woman charged in Pandora nursing home death


By J Swygart - jswygart@limanews.com



The trial started Monday afternoon for Megan Schnipke, 31, of Columbus Grove, for her alleged role in the death of Phyllis Campbell at Hilty Home, Pandora, in January.

The trial started Monday afternoon for Megan Schnipke, 31, of Columbus Grove, for her alleged role in the death of Phyllis Campbell at Hilty Home, Pandora, in January.


File photo | The Lima News

OTTAWA — A jury of seven men and five women was seated Monday morning in Putnam County Common Pleas Court to hear the case of Megan Schnipke, charged with with one count of forgery, one count of gross patient neglect and one count of patient neglect in the January death of Phyllis Campbell, 76, who was found dead in freezing temperatures outside the Hilty Memorial Nursing Home in Pandora where she resided.

The woman’s death was ruled to be due to hypothermia. Two aides at the nursing home have pleaded guilty to falsifying patient records at the facility that contributed to her death.

Opening statements from attorneys kicked off the trial after lunch Monday. Three days have been set aside for the trial.

Read more about this story later today on LimaOhio.com and in Tuesday’s The Lima News.

The trial started Monday afternoon for Megan Schnipke, 31, of Columbus Grove, for her alleged role in the death of Phyllis Campbell at Hilty Home, Pandora, in January.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/11/web1_schnipke.jpgThe trial started Monday afternoon for Megan Schnipke, 31, of Columbus Grove, for her alleged role in the death of Phyllis Campbell at Hilty Home, Pandora, in January. File photo | The Lima News

By J Swygart

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