Winkler County Nurses Trial to Begin This Week

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

WINKLER COUNTY - The trial begins this week for two Winkler County nurses accused of leaking private patient information.

Anne Mitchell and Vicki Galle go before a judge on Wednesday.

The pair faces felony charges for allegedly sending the confidential information to the State Medical Board.

They say, they did it to protect patients.

The American Nurses Association backed the women, saying they only used the info to file a complaint against a doctor.

If they're convicted, the nurses could face up to ten years in prison and a $10,000 dollar fine.