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Police defend ventilator handover

Returned the device to manufacturer after teen's death; lawyers skeptical

Fernando Vargas, 15, of East Boston died on Friday during a power outage. Fernando Vargas, 15, of East Boston died on Friday during a power outage.
By Maria Cramer
Globe Staff / July 22, 2008

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Boston police and the Suffolk district attorney's office yesterday defended their decision to hand over a possibly faulty ventilator to the manufacturer and let it examine the device that shut down during a power outage and led to the death of a 15-year-old. (Full article: 858 words)

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