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Attorney: Family knew woman's death was foul play

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The attorney who represented the family of a nursing home patient that a medical assistant has confessed to killing said they knew something was suspicious about her death.

David Satterfield is charged murder in connection with the 2007 death of Marcelline Vale, 86.

Attorney Jeff Sampson said the family reached out to him after suspecting negligence played a role in Vale's death. Sampson said the family suspected foul play, but lacked substantial evidence to prove it.

The family filed a civil law suit against the nursing home and the temporary agency that employed Satterfield. A settlement was reached in 2010.

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