04/09/2015 04:34 EDT | Updated 06/09/2015 05:59 EDT

Nurse charged in death of patient at central Ontario hospital

MIDLAND, Ont. - Police say a nurse has been charged in the death of a patient in a hospital in the central Ontario community of Penetanguishene.

It's alleged a 39-year-old woman at the hospital was taken off life support without authorization.

Police say they started their investigation in March and arrested the suspect Thursday.

Joanna Flynn, 50, of Wyevale is charged with manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death.

She is being held pending a bail hearing.