Well the plot does thicken, that's for certain. First off, until all charges can be proven, her license was suspended for 90 days. BUT, enough witness came forward that "Based on these findings, and nature and severity, the state believes Couse presents a clear and present danger", stated N. Renee Gallagher, deputy attorney general. Couse did not appear for her hearing. Several co-workers came forward, stating they had recieved as many as 200 pills each from her themselves, that they alledge she took from med carts. Eight of these witnesses came forward, sounds to me like either they were buying and had remorse or was trying to prove she was dispensing, not sure which but couldn't that be perceived as a set up???? One witness states she witnessed her giving the patient a solution of pink liquid under his tongue the morning before he died. (Could that have been cough syrup?) That's some of the highlights but you can read the full article at www.chronicle-tribune.com.
I think it would have looked much better has she shown up, but maybe she didn't want to face all the publicity.