Woman Charged with Nursing Home Deaths

11-17-05 - A Fannin County woman is charged in the deaths of three elderly people at a Honey Grove nursing home stemming from a bomb threat called into the nursing center back in September.

Almost 100 patients had to be transported to the high school gym after the call which claimed there was a bomb in the building.

The nursing center said the evacuation went smoothly, but the following week three patients died. Police believe those deaths were connected to the evacuation.

Police say the caller was Tameka Patt, 22, of Honey Grove. Patt faces three charges of criminally negligent homicide as well as filing a false report. Patt currently is in the Fannin County Jail.