Capital murder trial begins for Texas nurse accused of killing 4 patients

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A cash murder demo commenced Tuesday for a nurse accused of killing 4 individuals at an East Texas clinic in 2017.

William Davis, 37, allegedly killed four males who experienced been recovering from coronary heart surgical procedures at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Clinic in Tyler by injecting air into their arteries, prosecutors allege.

“No 1 expects this is heading to transpire to them — unquestionably not in a medical center,” Smith County District Attorney Jacob Putnam explained to jurors throughout opening statements.

“It turns out a hospital is the best area for a serial killer to cover,” Putnam reported.


The alleged victims had been John Lafferty, Ronald Clark, Christopher Greenway and Joseph Kalina. They all died when Davis was the only nurse on duty.

Pursuing their surgical treatment, Putnam claimed all four individuals were in steady problem. But they then endured stroke-like symptoms, and CT scans confirmed the males experienced abnormal arterial spaces in their brains.

Davis’ defense lawyer, Phillip Hayes, reported his client was basically in the incorrect place at the improper time.

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The lawyer also argued strokes are not unheard of in intense-treatment units.

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