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EMT accused of ignoring dying woman killed

Associated Press / July 20, 2010

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NEW YORK — Jason Green garnered media attention last year as a New York City paramedic accused of walking away from an ailing pregnant woman who later died.

He regained the spotlight again yesterday because he was gunned down on the streets of Manhattan after a fight outside a club.

Paul Browne, New York Police Department spokesman, said there was no evidence that the slaying early Sunday in the SoHo neighborhood was payback for the woman’s death.

“There’s no interest in any of her family members,’’ Browne said.

The allegations against Green, 32, stemmed from an episode Dec. 9, 2009, at an Au Bon Pain coffee shop in Brooklyn.

Green and a co-worker were on a break while working as dispatchers that morning when employees in the shop allegedly told them that a pregnant cashier, Eutisha Rennix, was having a seizure. Witnesses contended that the pair left without doing anything to help.

The 25-year-old woman, who was six months pregnant, later died at a hospital. Her baby was delivered but died. No charges have been filed, but Rennix’s death is still under investigation.

In an interview this year with The New York Times, Green said Rennix’s co-workers never made clear there was an emergency.

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