Aug 03, 2020
Obit of Texas man who died of COVID-19 includes ominous warning
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The obituary of a Texas man who died of the coronavirus includes an ominous warning: “May Karma find you all.”
David W. Nagy’s eulogy has been shared widely on social media since it was published in the Jefferson Jimplecute newspaper on July 30 — in part for its fiery tone.
“Dave did everything he was supposed to do, but you did not,” the obit reads.“Shame on you and may Karma find you all!”
“Family members believe David’s death was needless,” it reads. “They blame his death and the deaths of all other innocent people, on Trump, Abbott and all of the other politicians who did not take this pandemic seriously and were more concerned with their popularity and votes than lives.”
Also to blame, the obit adds, are “the many ignorant, self-centered and selfish people who refused to follow the advice of the medical professionals, believing their ‘right’ not to wear a mask was more important than killing innocent people.”
The impassioned remembrance was penned by Nagy’s wife, Stacey, who said she wrote it because “I don’t want his death just to disappear.”
She told the fact-checking website Snopes that she was glad a photo of the obit had gone viral, garnering more than 9,000 likes and 3,000 shares on Twitter.
“It gets me so angry that people are aren’t taking this seriously,” she told the website, referring to the virus that has killed at least 155,000 Americans.
“The people who are dying are the older people especially — a lot of younger people are dying too — but it’s almost like they’re saying, ‘Who cares about the older people?’ I’ve been with my husband for 20 years and all of a sudden he’s gone. People should know how this makes others feel.”
Stacey Nagy also said she doesn’t see the pandemic as a political issue.
“It’s life and death,” she said.
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Georgia girl who weighed 7 pounds when she died had rare disorder: attorney
Jerrail Maurice Mickens, 31, and Porscha Danielle Mickens, 29, were charged Tuesday in Hall County with felony murder and first-degree cruelty to children in the June death of Kylie Layla Mickens, who weighed just 7 pounds before dying at a hospital in Atlanta.
The couple is accused of failing to provide adequate nutrition and medical care to the girl, leading her to starve to death, according to arrest warrants obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
But their attorney said Wednesday that Kylie had a disorder called 1p36 deletion syndrome that made it difficult for her to eat and drink, as well as to swallow.
“She had a hard time keeping weight on from birth,” attorney Corinne Mull told the newspaper. “This is a medical issue, not a starvation issue. Their other two children are perfectly healthy.”
Most people with 1p36 deletion syndrome “do not speak” or utter just a few words, and may have behavioral problems, according to the National Institutes of Health. Those affected also typically have weak muscle tone and have trouble swallowing, as well as gastrointestinal issues, but generally survive into adulthood.
The Mickens’, of Buford, intend to plead not guilty to the charges they face, Mull said, adding that she filed a motion for a bond hearing in the case.
The couple, who were charged after a four-month investigation, made their initial court appearance Wednesday, WMAZ reported.Jerrail Maurice Mickens (right) and Porscha Danielle MickensHall County Sheriff’s Office
They remained held without bond at the Hall County Jail Thursday, online records show.
An autopsy found Kylie died from dehydration and malnutrition due to medical neglect. Her manner of death was ruled to be a homicide.
The girl’s grandmother, meanwhile, thanked friends and family on Facebook for their “continued prayers and support” days after Kylie died in June.
“When Kylie was born she was diagnosed with a rare condition and only expected to live 2 years,” the post read. “However we experienced a true miracle and were able to enjoy 5 years with her. Kylie was my little diva and always found a way to tell me what she liked and didn’t like … Kylie’s fight is over and she is now at rest, our fight is going on.”Filed under child abuse , crime , georgia , homicide , medical disorders , 10/29/20