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Former operators of Marion elder care home convicted

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MARION, Iowa (AP) -- The former operators of a closed elder group home in Marion have been convicted on three charges, including neglect.

Online court records say that 67-year-old Peggy Berns and 71-year-old Donald Berns on Wednesday also were convicted of conspiracy to commit a forcible felony and of possession of a controlled substance. Their sentence hearing is scheduled for June 5 in Linn County District Court.

In August the Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals revoked the license of the Bernses' facility, Park Setting Elder Group Home. Documents released by the agency indicate employees used a board to block a tenant's door after state officials told them not to lock the room at night. The agency says employees were not properly trained and failed to secure medication and hazardous chemicals.

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