Ex-EMT charged with refusing to help baby who died

The Detroit News

A former Detroit emergency medical technician has been charged with willful neglect of duty for failing to go to a home where an 8-month-old girl had stopped breathing.

Authorities allege that Ann Marie Thomas, 45, intentionally delayed her response to a medical dispatch directing her to the 19900 block of Glastonbury on May 30, 2015.

Mugshot of Ann Marie Thomas.

According to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, Thomas stopped her vehicle en route to the home and parked less than a mile away.

Another EMT unit was dispatched to the home of the infant, who died later that day.

Thomas was fired June 24, 2015.

She was arraigned Wednesday in 36th District Court and scheduled for a pretrial hearing at 8:30 a.m. April 28 before Judge Roberta Archer. Bond was set at $25,000.

The charge against Thomas carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison.