There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? Here’s what happened this week in news for nurses.
A former Arizona nurse has been in jail for seven years for something that she didn’t do, according to the prosecution’s star witness during the 2006 trial. Courtney Bisbee was convicted of two felonies for “touching” then 13-year-old Jonathan Valles at the Arizona school where she worked as a nurse. But Valles’ brother Nik has said that his mother Janette forced him and his brother to lie during the trial, in hopes that she could make money by suing the wealthy school district where both Valles brothers went to school.
Nik Valles and his father Gene have set up a petition on change.org asking for a new trial for Bisbee. He says that there is no physical evidence against Bisbee, that she passed a polygraph test and that he and other witnesses in the cases already have recanted their testimony.
You can view the petition here.