Trial for hospice nurse set for Nov. 17

A hospice nurse accused of administering narcotics without a license is scheduled to stand trial November 17.

Marilyn Lehman, clinical director of Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, was charged in April along with Dr. Paul White, the facility's medical director.

Lehman faces 11 misdemeanors and for allegedly writing orders and administering narcotics without being a physician.

Authorities alleged the doses were excessive.

Lehman's attorney, Ronald Michael, wants the court date moved to February due to a scheduling conflict. Michael says Lehman is innocent.

White already pleaded guilty to six counts of aiding and abetting the practice of medicine without a license and one felony count of cyber stalking.

White was sentenced to two years of probation.