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November 19, 2012

Hearing Underway to Determine Whether Harran Will Stand Trial in Sangji Death

A hearing to determine whether UCLA professor Patrick Harran will stand trial on charges of felony violations of the California occupational safety law, in the events leading to the death of research assistant Sheri Sangji, began in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, 16 November. 

Dr. Peter Grossman of the Grossman Burn Center in Sherman Oaks, CA,  testified about the extent of her burns, which covered 48.5 percent of her body, according to Westwood-Century City Patch. He also described her severe pain and the numerous surgical procedures that she underwent in the approximately 2 weeks between the fire that injured her and her death on January 16, 2009 at the age of 23.  

The hearing will resume at 1:30 Pacific time on Monday, 19 November.

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