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November 21, 2012

A decision on criminal charges against Narconon Arrowhead possible next week

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McALESTER —

Robert Murphy, the father of Stacy Murphy, said these results confirm what he suspected. 
“Narconon was aware of her overdose situation and did nothing to help her,” he alleged Tuesday.
Garu Richardson, the Tulsa attorney representing the Murphy family, said the findings were consistent with what they knew all along.
“Narconon Arrowhead was paid handsomely to care for Stacy,” Richardson said. 
He said Stacy Murphy died after being allowed to go home for a short visit while she was still a patient.
 “By their own guidelines, they disallow anyone from leaving the facility during the treatment because they are subject to greater harm due to the detoxification process they undergo at the facility,” Richardson said. 
“So here is a young lady, who, a few hours after returning to  Narconon, appeared to be on drugs and they gave her no treatment and no care,” he alleged.
Meanwhile, Ward said he’s waiting to speak with the attorney from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health as well as other agencies involved in the investigation before making a decision.
Calls to Narconon Arrowhead were not returned by presstime today. In the past, the facility has declined to comment on the deaths, citing the privacy of its clients and stating that the families of those who have died have not consented to a release of information. Facility officials have, however, expressed regret about the deaths.
Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com.

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