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Indiana State Board of Nursing suspends Monserrate Shirley's license amid deadly explosion charges

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Posted at 1:54 PM, Jan 17, 2013
and last updated 2015-06-29 10:28:18-04

The Indiana State Board of Nursing has suspended the license of a woman charged with murder and arson in the Indianapolis neighborhood explosion.

The seven-member board voted unanimously Thursday to suspend the nursing license of Monserrate Shirley, a day after she agreed to voluntarily put her license on hold.

Shirley, her boyfriend, Mark Leonard and his brother, Robert Leonard, were charged last month with two counts each of murder, one count each of conspiracy to commit arson, 33 counts each of arson, a Class B felony, and 12 counts each of arson, a Class A felony, in the Nov. 10 explosion that killed two people and damaged dozens of homes.

Shirley's license will remain suspended pending the outcome of the court proceedings.