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Group Home Operator to Pay $7.2Million in Wrongful-Death Case

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 A jury has found that the operator of an Oklahoma City group home for the was reckless in connection to the death of a man who died soon after he was relocated to the home.

The Oklahoman reports that 52-year-old Mitchell Boles lived at a state-run center for the developmentally disabled in Pauls Valley for 40 years.

Boles was relocated to the group home in January 2014 and died from pneumonia in March 2014. Attorneys for Boles' estate argued that Renaissance Management Group Inc. knew it didn't have the ability to provide the care Boles needed and that he was improperly fed, medicated and supervised.

Renaissance Management Group Inc., which denied negligence, has been ordered to pay Boles' estate $7.2 million in punitive and actual damages in the wrongful-death case.