Nicole Linton, an intensive care nurse charged in a six-death disaster in Los Angeles, has also been involved in thirteen previous crashes
After her car collided with at least six vehicles, killing four adults, a baby, an 11-month-old toddler and an unborn child, Nicole, 37, was charged with six counts of murder.
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According to multiple reports, the intensive care nurse accused of killing six people, including a pregnant woman and her unborn child in a fiery collision in Los Angeles, had a history of car accidents as well as a history of problems of mental health. On August 8, six murder charges were laid against Nicole Lorraine Linton, a 37-year-old traveling nurse from Houston, Texas, in connection with the August 4 accident.
According to Daily Mail, the nurse was involved in 13 accidents before being contracted to work in a hospital and obtaining a licence. When Linton ran a red light just after 1:30 p.m., the prosecution alleges, she was traveling at speeds of up to 90 mph. According to reports, she hit at least six automobiles. Asherey Ryan, 23, who was pregnant, her 11-month-old baby, Alonzo, and her boyfriend, Reynold Lester, 24, all perished in the collision. Although their names have not been made public, two other women in another vehicle were also killed. Five additional patients with minor injuries were treated and released. The four adults, the 11-month-old and the unborn child are all included in the six murder charges. Ryan’s unborn child is not included in the five counts of manslaughter.
At Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Hospital, Linton was doing contract work in Los Angeles. She joined nursing company AMN Healthcare in October 2020, where she was employed. According to her LinkedIn profile, Linton worked for General Motors as a sales manager until 2009. She didn’t complete her nursing degree until 2015, although she started working in the field of healthcare as an “extern” at NYU in 2010. On Tuesday, August 9, questions regarding Linton’s qualifications were not immediately answered by AMN Healthcare.
On Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol, which is investigating the incident, declined to release details about Linton’s driving history. Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón also declined to answer questions from reporters about the suspect’s driving history on Monday, citing the ongoing investigation. According to the New York Post, he added, “We’re not talking about that right now.”
In court on August 8, Linton’s attorney said she had a “profound” history of mental health issues in other places. He requested that his arraignment be postponed until October, claiming they would have contributed to the collision. It is still unclear why she ran through the red light and passed the crossroads because she had no alcohol or drugs in her system. According to the Daily Mail, he obtained accident documents from two incidents in Texas involving Linton, one from 2013 and one from 2016. Additionally, it remains unclear how Linton, who had serious mental health issues, got succeeded in working in the field of health, even less. in the intensive care unit.
LOS ANGELES — Nicole Linton, a 37-year-old intensive care nurse, was arrested and charged with manslaughter after she rammed into several vehicles while driving at 80 mph in her Mercedes and ran through a red light, killing six people and injuring eight others. pic.twitter.com/KraX6aFVe4
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Linton sobbed as she was charged with six counts of murder in court. According to the LA Times, George Gascón warned Linton that if found guilty on all charges, she would face life in prison.
The judge rejects the request for $300,000 bail made by Nicole Linton’s lawyer.