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Maximum 20-year sentence for man who burned Ft. Leavenworth Army nurse

Clifford Currie, former hospital employee, sentenced to 20 years

November 02, 2017 - 12:47 pm

Kansas City, KS - A man accused of setting a US Army nurse on fire at the Munson Army Health Center on Fort Leavenworth has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after being found guilty by a jury in August. 

In addition, Clifford Currie, 55, a former civilian employee, has been ordered to pay $3.4 million in restitution to 1st Lieutenant Katie Ann Blanchard.

In September 2016, Currie doused Blanchard, his supervisor at the hospital, with gasoline and lit her on fire. He also assaulted her with a razor and scissors.

A co-worker came to her aid when she heard Blanchard's screams and saw her on fire, while Currie was subdued by other hospital employees.

Blanchard has written about her ordeal and recovery from the burns she suffered in the attack.

And she's appeared on the TV show The Doctors to share her story.

Following the sentencing, Blanchard's attorney posted on her Facebook page, the focus shifts to holding accountable those who were complicit in allowing this to happen...




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