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   Doctor sentenced in woman's abortion death

Sept. 14--BARNSTABLE -- The doctor who performed an abortion on Laura Hope Smith and admitted that his actions led to her death while she was under his care was led out of Barnstable Superior Court in handcuffs this afternoon.

In addition to receiving a jail sentence for pleading guilty to the criminal charge of involuntary manslaughter, Dr. Rapin Osathanondh, 67, settled a civil suit and will pay $2 million to Smith's parents, Tom and Eileen Smith of Sandwich.

Osathanondh's sentence was agreed upon by both prosecutor and defense attorneys. It was imposed today by Superior Court Judge Gary Nickerson. The sentence will send Osathanondh to the Dukes County House of Correction in Edgartown for three months. Technically, Osathanondh was sentenced to two and a half years in jail, but through the plea bargain that time was reduced to six months, with release on parole after three months in the jail. Should Osathanondh be arrested or violate conditions of his probation after his release, he could be sent back to jail to serve out the entire two-year term. In addition, his sentence includes nine months home confinement during which he must wear an electronic monitoring device and cannot leave his house except in emergencies or for a pre-approved medical appointment; he can not practice medicine, cannot teach anything having to do with medical science and cannot contact the family.

The sentence also prohibits him from commenting on the case in any Internet social networking site, with Facebook specifically mentioned.

Defense attorney Paul Cirel said Osathanondh has "the most profound remorse and regret for Laura's death for which he has taken and accepts responsibility."
Osathanondh said nothing during his sentencing, but turned his eyes towards his victim's parents as Tom Smith began to speak about the loss of his daughter. Osathanondh dropped his head as Smith told the court that he and his wife adopted Laura when she was 4 years old. "Laura was a delightful girl ... she had a unique smile and a personality that lit up a room,"

Eileen Smith said, "Today man's justice is being issued ... the court is showing mercy."

Smith, 22, never awoke after undergoing the procedure at the Women's Health Center in Hyannis on Sept. 13, 2007.

Osathanondh pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter yesterday -- the third anniversary of Laura Hope Smith's death.

Read more in tomorrow's Cape Cod Times.
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   US doctor sentenced to 6 months in jail on manslaughter charge in abortion patient's death

September 14, 2010 - 17:16

Denise Lavoie, The Associated Press

BARNSTABLE, Mass. - A doctor was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the case of a woman who died after he performed an abortion on her.

Dr. Rapin Osathanondh, who is originally from Thailand, was sentenced in the 2007 death of Laura Hope Smith, 22. He pleaded guilty Monday, just as his trial was about to begin.

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Under a sentencing recommendation that prosecutors and Osathanondh's attorneys agreed to, he was sentenced to six months, but will be eligible for parole after serving three months. His jail term will be followed by nine months of home confinement with electronic monitoring. He had faced a maximum of 20 years. He is also banned from working as a doctor or teaching medicine ever again.

Smith was 13 weeks pregnant when she went to see Osathanondh for an abortion in his Cape Cod office. She was pronounced dead later that day.

Prosecutors charged Osathanondh with manslaughter, alleging that he failed to monitor her while she was under anesthesia, delayed calling emergency services when her heart stopped, and later lied to try to cover up his actions.

Osathanondh, who was also a research associate at the Harvard School of Public Health, resigned his medical license the same day the state Board of Registration in Medicine issued a scathing list of charges against him, alleging that he had "engaged in conduct that calls into question his competence to practice medicine."

The board said Osathanondh did not have any means of monitoring Smith's heart, and did not have oxygen or a functioning blood pressure cuff in the room during Smith's abortion. The board also alleged that he "failed to adhere to basic cardiac life support protocol" and did not call an ambulance in a timely manner.

Smith's father, Tom Smith, described how he and his wife, Eileen, adopted Laura after she was left in an orphanage in her native Honduras and later abused by an American couple. He said she studied cosmetology in high school, sang in a choral group and was in demand to sing the national anthem at school ball games.

"You, sir, destroyed a precious flower that grew and ... blossomed in our lives, not accidentally, but purposely," he said, looking directly at Osathanondh.

Smith's mother, Eileen, said her faith in the medical community has been shattered by Osathanondh's actions. "No family should have to go through this," she said.

Osathanondh, 67, who is originally from Thailand, had been licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts since 1974.

He did not speak in court Tuesday, but his lawyer, Paul Cirel, said Osathanondh had expressed "most profound remorse and regret for Laura Smith's death."

Cirel said Osathanondh came to the United States in the 1960s and had performed thousands of safe abortions before Smith's death.

"This is regrettably — terribly — the one complication, the one problem that ever came up in his practice," Cirel said.

David Angueira, an attorney who represented Smith's family in a medical malpractice lawsuit, said the case was settled Tuesday for $2 million.

Eileen Smith was asked by a reporter if she was happy to see Osathanondh taken away in handcuffs to begin serving his sentence.

"Nobody won. Laura got justice, but it's a tragedy all the way around," she said.
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   Eileen Smith was asked by a reporter if she was happy to see Osathanondh taken away in handcuffs to begin serving his sentence.

"Nobody won. Laura got justice, but it's a tragedy all the way around," she said.
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   "Nobody won. Laura got justice, but it's a tragedy all the way around," she said.
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