Video: Mother Speaks Out About Ex-EMT Who Didn't Try to Save Dying Baby
April 20th, 2017, 8:50 AM
Former Detroit emergency medical technician Ann Marie Thomas, 45, was charged Wednesday with failing to respond to a medical dispatch in 2015 in northwest Detroit for an 8-month-old baby struggling to breathe. Another unit ended up responding, but the baby died later that day.
On Wednesday, the mother Janee Wright-Trussel spoke to Fox 2's Erika Erickson, saying she suspects that her baby, I'Nayah, would still be alive if Thomas had been doing her job.
"[The dispatcher] was telling me someone was supposed to be on their way, which, I come to find out, somebody was just over there sitting around the corner," Janee says.
"It made me sick. It made me want to throw up. What if that was your child?" Janee says.
Janee, who denies any wrongdoing, has also been charged with felony murder and child abuse.
The May 30, 2015 incident was near a home in the 19900 block of Glastonbury. Thomas intentionally delayed her response, authorities allege, by parking less than a mile from the location.