No charges in death of Ballston Spa nursing home resident
Posted at: 01/14/2013 4:05 PM
| Updated at: 01/14/2013 5:18 PM
Saratoga County District Attorney James Murphy says no criminal charges are warranted in the Dec. 22 death of Carlton Decker. Murphy says it appears Decker, who used a walker, let himself out of the nursing home in Ballston Spa, about 25 miles north of Albany.
Officials initially said Decker left the room through the second floor window, dropped to a rooftop and then dropped to a courtyard. An autopsy disproved that theory and Murphy said such a scenario was difficult, if not impossible, given Decker's frail health.
Decker was taken to a hospital where he died of a heart attack.
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