No charges in Broughton Hospital patient's death

Oct 14, 2007 | Posted by: Charlotte.com | Full story: Charlotte.com

“And everyone should have access to health care.”

No criminal action will be taken in the February death of a Broughton Hospital patient who died of asphyxia after a staff member sat on his torso.The death of 27-year-old Anthony Lowery, a patient at the mental health hospital in Morganton, was one of the incidents that led the federal government to stop Medicaid and Medicare payments in August.

On Monday, the district attorney's office that serves Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties said in a letter to the State Bureau of Investigation that it will not charge the staff member who restrained Lowery in the death. Read more

Comments
981 - 1,000 of 1,286 Comments Last updated 1 hr ago
Crow

Hope Mills, NC

#999 Jul 3, 2013
Looks like maybe Debbie finally figured out she was making a fool outa herself and left for other forums.She is totally OUT THERE and does need help. Hopefully she will get treatment before its to late.
debbie

Charlotte, NC

#1000 Jul 4, 2013
The only people on who need help is the people who are bashing me and pertenting to be someone they are not,you know who you are get help before its to late happy forth
Crow

Hope Mills, NC

#1001 Jul 4, 2013
debbie wrote:
The only people on who need help is the people who are bashing me and pertenting to be someone they are not,you know who you are get help before its to late happy forth
Debbie, they are trying to help you with your mental illness. You know, the one you deny having but everyone on here knows it but you? Yea, That mental illness. The attention seeking and anger problems you have.The ones you need to be treated for. WE ALL see it, funny thing is,you dont believe it when there is tons of people pointing it out to you.
debbie

Charlotte, NC

#1002 Jul 5, 2013
Crow wrote:
<quoted text>
Debbie, they are trying to help you with your mental illness. You know, the one you deny having but everyone on here knows it but you? Yea, That mental illness. The attention seeking and anger problems you have.The ones you need to be treated for. WE ALL see it, funny thing is,you dont believe it when there is tons of people pointing it out to you.
You have been on here before bashing me,trying to make me look like im the one with the mental problems,whem indeed you are a pt at Broughton and you only put what they want you too,good thing no one on here bothers me at all
Gramma

Hope Mills, NC

#1003 Jul 5, 2013
debbie wrote:
<quoted text>You have been on here before bashing me,trying to make me look like im the one with the mental problems,whem indeed you are a pt at Broughton and you only put what they want you too,good thing no one on here bothers me at all
Debbie,I have followed this forum since the beginning and after reading all of the posts, I see you suffer from the same mental illness my daughter does. She too refused to believe there was anything wrong with her, spun way out tales that was no way possibly true. This behavior went on for years and she would never get help. We finally had her committed for 72 hours and she realized she was sick then. She started taking the meds they gave her and she is normal today. She has not had any more issues with anger either..People who are mentally ill dont want to think they are sick and its up to their family to do whats best for them if they refuse help. Its a very hard thing for a family member to have to do but my daughter sees now that it was for the best. We were basically afraid to say ANYTHING to her in fear of her blowing up. You never knew what would sit her off. You have shown all the same symptoms of her before she got help. Stop denying it and get help and dont put your family in the position our daughter put us in with MAKING us commit her.. Do the right thing Debbie.. Dont do this to your family any longer.She also claimed everyone who told her she needed help they were the ones with the problem just as you have been doing all along. She also would not believe there was anything wrong with her when everyone else KNEW it and SAW it ever day. Please get help and dont make your family have to commit you. You are a bigger person than that arnt you Debbie???
debbie

Charlotte, NC

#1004 Jul 6, 2013
Gramma wrote:
<quoted text>
Debbie,I have followed this forum since the beginning and after reading all of the posts, I see you suffer from the same mental illness my daughter does. She too refused to believe there was anything wrong with her, spun way out tales that was no way possibly true. This behavior went on for years and she would never get help. We finally had her committed for 72 hours and she realized she was sick then. She started taking the meds they gave her and she is normal today. She has not had any more issues with anger either..People who are mentally ill dont want to think they are sick and its up to their family to do whats best for them if they refuse help. Its a very hard thing for a family member to have to do but my daughter sees now that it was for the best. We were basically afraid to say ANYTHING to her in fear of her blowing up. You never knew what would sit her off. You have shown all the same symptoms of her before she got help. Stop denying it and get help and dont put your family in the position our daughter put us in with MAKING us commit her.. Do the right thing Debbie.. Dont do this to your family any longer.She also claimed everyone who told her she needed help they were the ones with the problem just as you have been doing all along. She also would not believe there was anything wrong with her when everyone else KNEW it and SAW it ever day. Please get help and dont make your family have to commit you. You are a bigger person than that arent you Debbie???
wow!This has really gotten out of hand.This is not about me this about my brother who was terribly abused at that hell hole broughton hosp.STOP trying to make me look like im some kind od phyco,because im not,if it were true then my family wouldnt want to be around me,but they do shoot i cant get them away from me
Gramma

Hope Mills, NC

#1005 Jul 7, 2013
Debbie, you are the one making it about you since so many people has told you time and time again that what you are trying to convince people of is a out and out lie. To many has told you there is no possible way that this happened the way you are trying to make people believe it. Its a delusion and you can not see this since you are ill. You state your family is around you,well, what about your sister and brother? They already avoid you... Please get help Debbie. You really need it.The only reason you state this is getting out of hand is because you do not want to see you are mentally ill and dont want to face the facts this this story is a lie.
debbie

Charlotte, NC

#1006 Jul 8, 2013
Gramma wrote:
Debbie, you are the one making it about you since so many people has told you time and time again that what you are trying to convince people of is a out and out lie. To many has told you there is no possible way that this happened the way you are trying to make people believe it. Its a delusion and you can not see this since you are ill. You state your family is around you,well, what about your sister and brother? They already avoid you... Please get help Debbie. You really need it.The only reason you state this is getting out of hand is because you do not want to see you are mentally ill and dont want to face the facts this this story is a lie.
Now you tell me what i have lied about,please feel free to explain.The only people on here who have mental problems are the ones pertenting to help me,When in fact all they are trying to do is discredit me, make me look like someone im not.I mean really all the things they say are just plain out silly and so far fetched it aint funny,Like trying to tell me my family dont love me or want anything do with me,thats such a joke,me and my family get alone just fine and I have lots of friend true friends I mean really,if I was the kind of person these fakes try to make me out to be,I would not be as happy with my life as I truly am,they are just trying to change the subject because they know im right.Broughton hosp is a awful place really bad people work there and yes they do rally bad things to the pts there,and one of them was my brother,everything I have posted on here is the truth,I love my brother very much,and I dont want nobody else to go threw the pain that me and my family had to endure .Please listen to me,I really truly only want help
debbie

Charlotte, NC

#1007 Jul 8, 2013
Another thing if all I wanted was attention. I can fine better ways to get then writing on a from believe me, i get enough attention from my kids
Mike

Hope Mills, NC

#1008 Jul 8, 2013
Debbie, There has been so many people tell you that the story you keep posting about your brother being thrown threw a window is not POSSIBLE. Either he or you are lying or its a delusional. Either way, its not true and you have been told this soooo many times yet you will not believe it. You stated you are just trying to get help. well how many people have told you HOW to get help for your illness but you keep right on denying you have anything wrong with you.There again, tons of people have told you were to get treatment and you just wont face it and do it!
Stop with all the bull crap and get the help you need.
debbie

Charlotte, NC

#1009 Jul 9, 2013
Mike wrote:
Debbie, There has been so many people tell you that the story you keep posting about your brother being thrown threw a window is not POSSIBLE. Either he or you are lying or its a delusional. Either way, its not true and you have been told this soooo many times yet you will not believe it. You stated you are just trying to get help. well how many people have told you HOW to get help for your illness but you keep right on denying you have anything wrong with you.There again, tons of people have told you were to get treatment and you just wont face it and do it!
Stop with all the bull crap and get the help you need.
They were not there they do not know,they dont see the scars on my bothers body nd face.So they cant tell me nothing
Sheila

Hope Mills, NC

#1010 Jul 9, 2013
debbie wrote:
<quoted text>They were not there they do not know,they dont see the scars on my bothers body nd face.So they cant tell me nothing
Debbie, YOU wasnt there either but you refuse to listen to all the people who posted about the wire screens on the windows and some even posted dates they were installed! WAYYYY before your mentally ill brother was there! Yet you can not see where you are wrong! Your brother is lying to you and you are sick enough to believe it!!!!! No wonder your sister keeps him away from you. You are as sick as he is and he is man enough to say he was sick and got help.You on the other hand, aint big enough to do this and it is very apparent you are just as mentally ill as he is.
debbie

Charlotte, NC

#1011 Jul 12, 2013
Sheila wrote:
<quoted text>
Debbie, YOU wasnt there either but you refuse to listen to all the people who posted about the wire screens on the windows and some even posted dates they were installed! WAYYYY before your mentally ill brother was there! Yet you can not see where you are wrong! Your brother is lying to you and you are sick enough to believe it!!!!! No wonder your sister keeps him away from you. You are as sick as he is and he is man enough to say he was sick and got help.You on the other hand, aint big enough to do this and it is very apparent you are just as mentally ill as he is.
good morning,You were not there,you do not know,you did not see the pain my brother went threw.I was there i did see so dont tell me it didnt happen or that i have a mental problem because i know what i think feel etc.and i know what happen to my brother.Have a great day
steve

Fayetteville, NC

#1012 Jul 12, 2013
debbie wrote:
<quoted text>good morning,You were not there,you do not know,you did not see the pain my brother went threw.I was there i did see so dont tell me it didnt happen or that i have a mental problem because i know what i think feel etc.and i know what happen to my brother.Have a great day
Ok Debbie, If you were there as you want everyone to believe, WHY DID YOU NOT STOP THEM???? I cant wait to see the answer to this one!

And YES Debbie, you do have mental problems. You just refuse to see it.
Debbie

Charlotte, NC

#1013 Jul 13, 2013
steve wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok Debbie, If you were there as you want everyone to believe, WHY DID YOU NOT STOP THEM???? I cant wait to see the answer to this one!
And YES Debbie, you do have mental problems. You just refuse to see it.
For one I didn't say I was at broughton hospital yes I visit him ther,I saw him when he got out ,even if I was there I could not have stopped it beside these staff people up there are not dum enough to do the abuse in front of people who can stop them also I have already proven that the mass wire is not on all the windows.if you all have read the post like you say you you all would know that
Debbie

Charlotte, NC

#1014 Jul 13, 2013
By the way you so called professionals on here,which you are not are full of shit people who work at broughton hospital ,trying to make me look like I have a mental disorder that of course I do not.Do not bother me at all,Just makes me know that the staff at broughton hospital need help really bad!All my goodness it worse then I thought .You poor awful people need to to seek professional help fast,hurry before its to last!before one of the pts kill you.Or makes you disable
Debbie

Charlotte, NC

#1015 Jul 13, 2013
steve wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok Debbie, If you were there as you want everyone to believe, WHY DID YOU NOT STOP THEM???? I cant wait to see the answer to this one!
And YES Debbie, you do have mental problems. You just refuse to see it.
i have been and got checked out they said I was very intelligent and there is nothing wrong wit my mental capacity.thank you very much
Kay

Charlotte, NC

#1016 Jul 14, 2013
I work with mental pts all the time as well.I do believe in you Debbie .I have visit broughton hospital before.It indeed is a shame how the staff in there treat the pts there.I too thank something should be done to help these people.They do not deserve to be mistreated like the are.
steve

Fayetteville, NC

#1017 Jul 14, 2013
Debbie aka Kay, Just one of Debbies many user names.. Know how we can tell this post made by KAY is actually DEBBIE?? The lousy use of the english language. Kays post has DEBBIES name all over it.Nice try Debbie, But it didnt work.

And for those of you who are following Debbies twisted story, hang around for a bit and she will be back here denying she is KAY.
Lets see... So far Debbie has shown symptons of
anger problems,attention seeking behavior and now
multiple personality disorder.And STILL denys there is anything wrong with her but anyone with half sense can read her posts and and see she,along with alot of her family members, has HUGE mental problems.

To recount some of Debbies delusional posts:
Stated brother was thrown threw a window at Broughton Hosp. by staff.
TRUTH: Many many posters have stated there is wire mesh screen on EVERY window at Broughton and some have even stated the DATES they were installed. ALL installed before Debbies brother was a pt there.

Debbie: She KNOWS it happened cause she saw it.
TRUTH: Debbie once again is believing something her mentally ill brother is telling her.IF she was there, why did she not prevent it from happening??

Debbie:Her family loves her and they are always around her.

TRUTH: Debbie stated HERSELF her sister avoids her and so does her brother.

Come on Debbie. At least read you prior posts BEFORE posting something else that is simply not true.
Kay

Charlotte, NC

#1018 Jul 14, 2013
steve wrote:
Debbie aka Kay, Just one of Debbies many user names.. Know how we can tell this post made by KAY is actually DEBBIE?? The lousy use of the english language. Kays post has DEBBIES name all over it.Nice try Debbie, But it didnt work.
And for those of you who are following Debbies twisted story, hang around for a bit and she will be back here denying she is KAY.
Lets see... So far Debbie has shown symptons of
anger problems,attention seeking behavior and now
multiple personality disorder.And STILL denys there is anything wrong with her but anyone with half sense can read her posts and and see she,along with alot of her family members, has HUGE mental problems.
To recount some of Debbies delusional posts:
Stated brother was thrown threw a window at Broughton Hosp. by staff.
TRUTH: Many many posters have stated there is wire mesh screen on EVERY window at Broughton and some have even stated the DATES they were installed. ALL installed before Debbies brother was a pt there.
Debbie: She KNOWS it happened cause she saw it.
TRUTH: Debbie once again is believing something her mentally ill brother is telling her.IF she was there, why did she not prevent it from happening??
Debbie:Her family loves her and they are always around her.
TRUTH: Debbie stated HERSELF her sister avoids her and so does her brother.
Come on Debbie. At least read you prior posts BEFORE posting something else that is simply not true.
arent you a silly boy for one thing,I am Kay thank you to know.I m. Fine with my spelling.Also you must not read Debbie's post.I agree you do trist her words around.Thats all I have to say to you,

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Morganton Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Justin Chambers...new thread...again 3 min Justin 15
how to scare burglars 16 min Really 7
Craigslist (Mar '13) 17 min Liam 49
Who do you support for U.S. Senate in North Car... (Oct '10) 19 min State of Florida 58,901
Justin Chambers 24 min MommaT 13
Fast Adderall,xanny ,MMJ- ADHD 1 hr Reliable supplier 1
Softball players needed 2 hr Coach 1
•••
•••

Morganton Jobs

•••
Enter and win $5000
•••
•••

Morganton People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••

Morganton News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Morganton
•••

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]
•••