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Pharmacist Sentenced For Toddler’s Death


A former Cleveland area pharmacist got jail time in connection with the death of a toddler.

41-year-old Eric Cropp has been sentenced to six months in jail, six months of house arrest and three years probation in the death of 2-year-old Emily Jerry.

At Friday’s sentencing in Cleveland, Cropp was also ordered to tell professional groups about his case as part of 400 hours of community service when he leaves jail.

Cropp pleaded no contest in May to involuntary manslaughter in the 2006 death.

Prosecutors said Cropp was responsible because he oversaw the mixing of the girl’s chemotherapy at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland.

The toddler received an overdose of a saline solution during chemotherapy and died three days later.

During the sentencing, Emily’s mother spoke to the judge and to Cropp.

“Emily beat her cancer only to suffer a horrific and painful death. Mr. cropp you have no idea how you’ve devastated so many lives. You never will. Even if you were to recieve the maximum of 5 years, it will never compare to the lifetime of pain and suffering I and my family will have to endure,” said Kelly Jerry.

The hospital fired Cropp and his license was revoked.

Article written by ONN news, and can be found on 10tv.com. It was originally posted on 8/14/2009.