An appeal against an optometrist’s overturned conviction for gross negligence manslaughter has been thrown out by the Supreme Court in the United Kingdom and will not be considered by the court.
The court took less than a minute to turn down the application for an appeal by the prosecution to have the case hear by the Supreme Court.
Gross negligence manslaughter
Optometrist Honey Rose had her conviction for gross negligence manslaughter overturned by the Court of Appeal in July.
Ms Rose received a two-year suspended sentence in August last year after the death of her patient, eight-year-old Vincent Barker, from a build-up of fluid on the brain.
Five months before Vincent’s death, Ms Rose performed an eye examination on the child.
Following the July acquittal, the prosecution applied to take the case to the Supreme Court, claiming the law on gross negligence manslaughter is “not satisfactorily clear”.