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CPR-avoiding nurse won’t face charges

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — No criminal charges will be filed against a nurse who refused to perform CPR on a resident of a California independent-living facility, police said.

The Bakersfield Police Department said Wednesday it has closed its investigation into the case of Lorraine Bayless, 87, who died Feb. 26 at Glenwood Gardens while a nurse there refused a 911 dispatcher’s pleas to administer CPR.

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