East Texas Nurse Charged With Murder in Death of Patient

A former nurse at a Tyler hospital has been charged with murder in the death of a patient and is a suspect in at least two other interventions that left patients in vegetative states.William George Davis, 34, of Hallsville, is in custody at the Smith County Jail with a bond of $2 million.According to court documents, Davis engaged in "unskilled and/or unnecessary and/or inappropriate" interventions with three patients, one of whom died.The last incident occurred in January when Davis told officials at Tyler's Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital that he entered a patient's room and silenced a beeping IV, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reported.Later, he admitted to resetting a beeping IV, flushing the arterial line and pumping up the pressure bag, the Telegraph reported.The Texas Board of Nursing investigated Davis and suspended his license, KSLA-TV in Shreveport, La., reported.Davis was a registered nurse at Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler and was on assignment at Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital. Christus fired him in February "related to his falsification of care events and his unethical practice related to failure to disclose interventions provided that may have impacted the outcome" of patients' lives, the charges read.  Continue reading...

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