RaDonda Vaught receives three years probation on diverted sentence
The case has put a spotlight on how nurses should be held accountable for medical mistakes.
In March, a Nashville jury convicted RaDonda Vaught, 38, of criminally negligent homicide and abuse of an impaired patient
for giving a 75-year-old woman a fatal dose of the wrong medication.
Charlene Murphey died in Vanderbilt University Medical Center's intensive care unit on Dec. 27, 2017, after being injected with the wrong drug.
Murphey was supposed to receive a dose of Versed, a sedative, but was instead injected with vecuronium,
which left her unable to breathe, prosecutors have said.
Meanwhile, nurses from around the nation are rallying to support her and urge the judge not to give her prison time.
Vaught sentence celebrated