Jean Henry, who worked at Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner Dr. H. Wayne Carver’s office, was accused of bringing her husband in to gawk at the body of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza and has been fired.
Dr. H. Wayne Carver dismissed Jean Henry, a processing technician, in a letter released Friday.
Jean henry was accused of showing Adam Lanza’s body to her husband on December 16, 2012.
Two days earlier, Adam Lanza killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and then turned a gun on himself.
It was reported in January that Jean Henry was put on administrative leave pending an investigation into the matter.
At that time, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy said he was informed of the investigation, which the University of Connecticut Health Center conducted as the agency that handles personnel matters for the medical examiner’s office.
“I hope that was not true. The investigation is ongoing,” Dannel P. Malloy said
“I would be deeply disappointed if proven to be true and would expect, if proven to be true, that whatever steps are appropriate would be taken.”
The Hartford Courant first broke the story.
Dr. H. Wayne Carver wrote that, in bringing her husband into the morgue, Jean Henry violated the agency’s ethical mission and showed “extremely poor judgment”.
Chris DeFrancesco, a University of Connecticut Health Center spokesman, says a grievance process is underway and no further information is available.
The center handles personnel matters for the medical examiner’s lab.