Judge throws out charges against nursing assistant

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A Snohomish County judge has dismissed a case against a nursing assistant charged with second-degree manslaughter by the state attorney general’s office following the death of a patient. Superior Court Judge Jennifer Langbehn late last month ruled no jury could find Sunkyoung Oh guilty even when viewing the case in the light most favorable to prosecutors. The 58-year-old Oh was assisting a 73-year-old rehabbing cancer patient in the bathroom when the patient fell. The patient that night developed a severe headache and later died. Langbehn said any alleged missteps by Oh did not constitute gross deviations of care.