An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an RN committed in 2015, was one of those examples.
A former licensed vocational nurse was sentenced to six months in jail and 10-year probation for the 2015 shooting death of her common-law husband, who she believed was molesting their son.
Originally charged with murder, the 28-year-old pleaded no contest to a charge of manslaughter. She was ordered to spend 180 days in jail, pay a $1,000 fine and undergo intense counseling for drug and anger issues, in addition to 10 years deferred adjudication probation.
The RN and her husband were together for several years and had a son, used heroin together, court records indicate. The RN had been taking methadone for her addiction.
According to police, the two were arguing July 20, 2015, and things turned physical just before the shooting.
Around 12:45 p.m., the Rn allegedly ran out of her home she shared with the victim and their child and screamed that she had killed her husband. Officers found him dead in a bedroom and arrested the RN. She was charged with murder the next day.
The RN told authorities that shortly before she and her husband argued, she saw her husband with his hand inside the back of their son’s pants, and she believed he was molesting him, court records show.
She told police that at some point during the argument, her husband began to choke her, and she grabbed a 9mm handgun and shot him. Her husband was hit nine times, according to court records.
A police report said the RN had marks on her neck when authorities arrived.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding errors committed by an RN or LVN.
The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.
If you’ve ever done any errors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced criminal nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced criminal nurse lawyer for various criminal cases for 16 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.