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Habersham County will not pay injured toddler's hospital bills

By Brian Stewart Staff
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HABERSHAM COUNTY - The Habersham County Board of Commissioners says it has determined that it would be illegal for it pay the hospital bills of Bounkham Phonesavahn, a toddler injured by a flash grenade during a drug raid in Cornelia in May.

Initially, Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell told Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Grady Hospital to send him the child's medical bills, indicating the county would pick up the tab.

After consulting with legal counsel, the Board determined that it would not be legal for them to do so.

The Board officially announced the decision at its July 21 meeting.

County Manager Phillip Sutton will notify the hospitals.

In a statement, the Board said it "continues to express its concern for the welfare of young Bounkahm and its sincere hope for his full and speedy recovery."
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