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Four employees will face charges at the Florida Nursing Home death after Hurricane Irma, the New York Times reported



Arrest warrants are expected to be issued Monday for Jorge Carbalo, the nursing home administrator, a nurse and two other nurses who worked at the Hollywood Hills Rehabilitation Center in Hollywood, Florida, according to the newspaper.

The murder is expected to be among the charges brought against each of the defendants, attorneys representing Carbalo and the three nurses, the Times reported.

The charges are the result of an investigation that began in 2017 on the deaths of 12 residents, who range in age from 71 to 99 years.

Hurricane Irma was a Category 3 storm when it made landfall on Marco Island, Florida, on Sunday, September 10, 2017. As the hurricane made its way north and east, a falling tree knocked out the transformer that powers the air conditioning system at a nursing home in Hollywood. between Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

Older home residents have been suffering in the heat for days.

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CNN spoke with the lawyer of an employee who was told Thursday that the charges could include murder. Lawyer Lawrence Hashish had not seen the order since Saturday, he told CNN.

His client and three others were told they had to surrender by Monday, Hashish said.

His client, who works temporarily at the Rehabilitation Center, was completing one night shift during Hurricane Irma, Hashish said. He added that he did not believe his client should be blamed for the death.

David Frankel, a nurse lawyer, believes his client will be charged with 12 counts of murder, he told the Times.

The Hollywood Police Department did not immediately return a call to CNN for comment.

In the days after the deaths of 12 residents, Florida Governor Rick Scott set new emergency requirements for state nursing homes.

The measures require seniors' homes and assisted living facilities to have consumables, power and resources, including a generator and sufficient fuel to sustain operations and maintain a comfortable temperature for at least 96 hours after a power outage. CNN's Holly Silverman contributed to this report.


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