Mark Petrie, whose wife died after giving birth at Newton-Wellesley Hospital nine years ago, greeted his daughter, Alexandrea, in Suffolk Superior Court yesterday. At center, his late wife’s mother, Marianne Coates of New York, and his son, Cameron.

Testimony begins in wrongful death suit

Widower blames hospital caregivers

By Jonathan Saltzman
Globe Staff / May 4, 2006

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Nine years ago this month, after undergoing a caesarean section at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, 27-year-old Charlotte Petrie delivered her second child, a girl named Alexandrea with red hair like her maternal grandfather's. At 4 a.m., her husband, Mark, lay on a cot next to his exhausted wife in her room and fell asleep. (Full article: 855 words)

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