Darcil Berry wasn’t sleeping. She was losing weight, and she was aggressive, sometimes hurting herself. In July 2010, she was moved from a Freetown group home for people with developmental disabilities to Arbour-Fuller Hospital in Attleboro for intensive psychiatric care.
But two weeks after the 41-year-old was admitted, she was transferred to a Rhode Island hospital with head trauma and covered in bruises. She died Aug. 21, 2010, of complications from blunt-force injuries.