Louisiana judge: Hospital deaths case too slow

Michelle Roberts, Associated Press, November 20, 2006 New Orleans - Frustrated by the slow progress of the case, a judge said Monday that a doctor and two nurses accused of killing four desperately ill patients after Hurricane Katrina should be formally charged or exonerated. "With all due respect, I'm tired of this case," District Judge Calvin Johnson said during a hearing on whether documents in the matter should be made public. "This case needs to either go forward or end." He said he was frustrated by the length of time he has spent dealing with the case, since neither Dr. Anna Pou nor nurses Cheri Landry and Lori Budo have been indicted. ... Louisiana