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State v. M.D. – Murder

In a highly publicized case drawing national attention, M.D. was a camp counselor in a Department of Human Resources (DHR) Outdoor Therapeutic Program (OTP) for juvenile offenders with difficulty controlling their behavior.  OTP trained M.D. to restrain juvenile offenders when they became violent to themselves or others.  However, unbeknownst to M.D., the restraint was dangerous and a juvenile, T.P. died while in the restraint.  Mr. Ryczek filed motions challenging the statue charging M.D. with Felony Murder arguing that it was unconstitutionally vague as applied to M.D.'s case, and the judge granted his motion, dismissing the case against M.D.