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Patient questioned his medicine levels before dying of overdose

Joshua Gafney died at home in 2012. Credit: SWNS

A court has heard how a young psychiatric patient asked his mother why he'd been given so much medicine, two hours before he died of an overdose.

Nurse Amanda Young is on trial for the manslaughter by gross negligence of 22-year-old Joshua Gafney from Yeovil, a charge she denies.

Tina Marren, Joshua's mother, was visibly shaking as she told the court that she'd said to her son "she's a nurse, she knows what she's doing".

She went on to say that he'd gone to bed early, telling her the medicine was making him tired, and that he died within two hours.

During cross-examination by defence, Mrs Marren said she wasn't always present when nurses came to give Joshua his medicine in days prior to death. She said she wasn't sure what amounts Joshua was given on those days, and that he didn't comment on it to her.

The trial continues.

Amanda Young arriving at court today. She has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter by gross negligence. Credit: ITV News

Family of patient killed by medication overdose to give evidence

Joshua Gafney died at home in 2012. Credit: SWNS

The family of Joshua Gafney are due to give evidence in the trial of a nurse accused of his death.

Amanda Young, 40, is accused of manslaughter by gross negligence, after administering a quantity of a powerful anti-psychotic drug to the 22-year-old at his home in Yeovil in 2012.

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Nurse accused of killing patient pleads not guilty

Amanda Young has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter. Credit: SWNS

A nurse accused of killing a patient with an overdose of medication has pleaded not guilty at Bristol Crown Court today.

Amanda Young, 40, from Yeovil, is alleged to have administered a fatal overdose of clozapine to 22-year-old Joshua Gafney at 4.5 times the maximum legal dose of the drug. He died at his Somerset home in 2012.

Joshua Gafney died at home in 2012. Credit: SWNS

Nurse to go on trial for killing patient with drug overdose

Joshua Gafney died at home in 2012. Credit: Family

A nurse accused of killing a patient with a powerful anti-psychotic drug is due to be tried for manslaughter at Bristol Crown Court today.

Amanda Young, 40, is alleged to have administered a fatal overdose of clozapine to 22-year-old Joshua Gafney at his Somerset home in 2012.

Cameron surprises family by saying yes to selfie

Cameron takes a selfie with first time voter and his family. Credit: ITV West Country

First time voter Dan Atkins got more than he bargained for when he went to meet the Prime Minister in his home village of Norton-sub-Hamdon.

The 19 year old asked David Cameron for a selfie and was surprised when he said yes.

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Cameron: the West Country is critical in the election

David Cameron says voters in the West Country could make the difference in whether the Conservatives or another party form a government after the general election.

He's been outlining his plans for the first 100 days after the election at a rally near Yeovil. He says it's one of 23 key seats he needs to keep his party in power. He's targeting other seats in the region too.

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Cameron: Economy is issue at heart of campaign

David Cameron has said the economy is the issue at the heart of the campaign as he continued on the election trial with a speech in Norton-sub-Hamdon in Somerset.

Mr Cameron set out the Conservatives' programme for government in its first 100 days if it is re-elected to power and said Labour should not be given a second chance with the country's finances.

Yeovil GP cleared of sex assaults

Dr Habeeb Latheef was cleared at Taunton Crown Court Credit: Ben Birchall/PA

A family doctor has been cleared of sexually assaulting three women patients at his surgery in Yeovil. A jury at Taunton Crown Court took just two hours to clear Dr Habeeb Latheef.

The prosecution had alleged that 48 year-old Dr Latheef was giving the women a sensitivity test when they accused him of placing his penis into their hand as he stood behind them.

Prosecutor William Hunter said the doctor placed a number of objects in their hands including a pen, key and his finger in a consulting room at the Henford Medical Centre surgery in Yeovil, Somerset.

Dr Latheef maintained that he used his finger in the test

Family doctor 'sexually assaulted patients' court hears

Dr Habeeb Latheef is accused of assaulting women during consultations Credit: Irving of Exeter

A court has heard a family doctor sexually assaulted three patients at his surgery in Yeovil.

Dr Habeeb Latheef is accused of assaulting the women during consultations between February 2008 and December 2011. The 48-year-old denies all three charges.

The trial continues at Taunton Crown Court.

Yeovil Town relegated to League Two

Yeovil Town's Nathan Smith (left) and Notts County's Gary Thompson battle for the ball. Credit: PA Wire

Yeovil Town have suffered a second successive relegation, returning to League Two 10 years after they last left the division.

Paul Sturrock's first game in charge ended 1-1 against Notts County.

After the game, the new Glovers boss spoke to our Sports Correspondent, Matthias Kurth:

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