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Utah Midwife Faces Trial for Manslaughter

Utah Midwife Faces Trial for Manslaughter
October 25
11:31 2016

A southern Utah midwife is on trial for felony manslaughter after the death of a baby she delivered at her birthing center.

Vickie Sorensen, 56, delivered an infant seven weeks early after telling the parents the procedure would be “routine,” according to the prosecutor.

She allegedly had no oxygen supply or ability to suction. The state also contends that when emergency responders arrived, Sorensen told them she had no medical history on the mother.

The baby died at the hospital, its twin was successfully delivered by Caesarian section.

Sorensen faces 15 years in prison if convicted.

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