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HomeBreaking News2 EMS workers charged with first-degree murder in Illinois

2 EMS workers charged with first-degree murder in Illinois

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Two EMS workers in Illinois are facing first-degree murder charges after a patient died in their care last month, according to the Springfield Police Department.

Dan Wright, the Sangamon County State’s Attorney, charged Peggy Finley and Peter Cadigan for the death of an Illinois man on Dec. 18, 2022, according to criminal complaints.

The EMS workers were responding to a call for assistance with a patient “suffering from hallucinations due to alcohol withdrawal,” the Springfield Police Department said in a statement.

Finley can be heard yelling at the man, who identified himself as Earl Moore, to sit up and to “quit acting stupid” in the newly released bodycam video.

Video also shows Finley telling Moore, 35, “We ain’t carrying you” and “I am seriously not in the mood for this dumb [stuff],” using an expletive in his remark, before eventually strapping the patient to a stretcher “in a prone position,” the police department said.

According to a press release from the Springfield police, officers attempted to provide Moore care after the EMS workers “acted indifferently to the patient’s condition.”

A representative for LifeStar Ambulance Service, Inc., which employs Finley and Cadigan, told ABC News “no comment,” regarding the ongoing investigation.

Screen grab of an Officer video that shows the paramedics loading Earl Moore into an ambulance on Dec. 18, 2022, in Springfield, Ill., shared by Sangamon County Government.

Sangamon County Government

Bodycam footage additionally shows police

Two EMS workers in Illinois are facing first-degree murder charges after a patient died in their care last month, according to the Springfield Police Department. The EMS workers were responding to a call for assistance with a patient "suffering from hallucinations due to alcohol withdrawal," the Springfield Police Department said in a statement. According to a press release from the Springfield police, officers attempted to provide Moore care after the EMS workers "acted indifferently to the patient's condition."

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