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Troubled Munne Center Finally Closed

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MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – One of the most notorious assisted living facilities in Miami-Dade County finally shuts its doors this week.

The Munne Center turned over its license Monday after years of being the most-fined ALF in the county, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.

The center’s notorious past included a resident who was raped and other frail residents beaten and left to languish while suffering life-threatening injuries, the Herald reported.

The Munne Center was located on SW 137th Avenue in Miami-Dade County. During its last inspection in April, regulators found residents with mental illness walking away and other patients with injuries found in filthy rooms and high temperatures, the Herald reported.

According to the Herald, Miami-Dade Police responded to Munne 35 times on emergency calls in 2010 alone.

As of Thursday, 70 of the 90 patients at the facility had been moved into new homes.

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