Larry Taylor and Pamela Varnel are suing The Richmond State Supported Living Center after the death of their autistic and intellectually disabled son, David Taylor. According to the suit, David was beaten and left to die:
"Sometime in the period around October 6th or 7th in 2010, when there was a paucity of supervision, David was violently beaten by Rivers Glover, an SSLC employee who was without appropriate training and without necessary support.
"After the incident David remained helplessly in his bed, simply dying from his internal injuries.
"Over the next 24-48 hours after the incident, Amara Oporanozie, a nurse at the Richmond SSLC, was supposed to have checked on David multiple times. She too was not correctly supervised, not sufficiently trained and in any case did not receive the necessary support to fulfill her duties correctly.
"In fact, the medical record evidences she failed to even once collect David's vital sign information. Had she collected such information, she would have been able to tell immediately that something was seriously wrong with David and he could have received the medical attention that could have saved his life."