A grand jury on Tuesday refused to indict Dr. Anna Pou, the cancer surgeon accused of murdering four seriously ill patients following Hurricane Katrina.
Pou and two nurses were arrested last summer after an investigation concluded they killed four people with a "lethal cocktail" at Memorial Medical Center during the chaotic conditions after the August 2005 hurricane.
Lawyers for the three said they acted heroically, staying to treat patients rather than evacuating.
Charges against nurses Lori Budo and Cheri Landry were dropped after they were compelled to testify last month before a grand jury, under legal guidelines that kept their testimony from being used against them. They waived their constitutional right against self-incrimination.
The grand jury had been investigating the charges since March.
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