Nurse Strangles Intruder With Bare Hands - page 6

What a story! Last night in Portland, Oregon a 56 year old nurse came home to find an intruder in her house. I think he had a hammer? She strangled him with her bare hands! He is dead. I'm sure... Read More

  1. by   sirI
    Post # 63, 64 and 65 merged with existing thread.
  2. by   lvs2nrs3535
    I have to agree with V. Nightingale. Not going to mourn a man who had violence (maybe rape included?, in mind). I will mourn for the nurse who has to deal with the fact that she did take someones life. I will also cheer her actions, protecting yourself is a right. I hope if I am ever in that situation I have the courage and strength to fight that hard. Good for her.
  3. by   weetziebat
    Quote from nursemary9
    I completely agree with Weetzie!!
    I have to say that when I first saw the Headline in our Chicago paper, & I had not yet read the nurses name, I immediately thought of our Weetzie!!
    Mary Ann
    Mary Ann, you know me too well!
  4. by   tofutti
    Regarding the topic of being in shock: They say people who fight back are less traumatized than people who don't. It must be easier to move on after kicking a bad guy's @ss!

    Yay for her, again.
  5. by   flashpoint
    Anyone read this?

    http://www.oregonlive.com/newsflash/...rylist=orlocal

    Wow...if this is true, she saved her own life!
  6. by   mercyteapot
    Thank God she didn't retreat then... Even if this guy had been arrested, her ex may have just tried it again in another scheme.
  7. by   rita359
    [quote=cotjockey]Anyone read this?

    http://www.oregonlive.com/newsflash/...rylist=orlocal

    This link sure puts a whole new perspective on this story. If this is what the investigation confirms this would be justified as this is not a robbery attempt but a murder attempt. I say good for her!! The sleeze bag of an ex deserves no less than the hammer carrying intruder got!!!
  8. by   RebeccaJeanRN
    Wow!!!! I'm blown away. Everyone read above link to the newest article. Looks like her own husband may have hired that man to KILL her and it might not have been a random criminal act at all. All the more amazing...
  9. by   VivaLasViejas
    Yep, the story was on Channel 2 (KATU--Portland) last night.........a backpack was found in the basement that apparently belonged to the intruder, and which contained a device that had messages reminding him to "Call Mike----" (the victim's husband). At least that's evidence that the hubby and the 'intruder' knew each other beforehand, which is pretty doggone suspicious IMHO.
  10. by   nuangel1
    oh wow i hadn't realized that it involved the husband.
  11. by   balutpinoysabutuan
    DONT UNDERESTIMATE NURSES!!!!
  12. by   RebeccaJeanRN
    Quote from rita359
    This link sure puts a whole new perspective on this story. If this is what the investigation confirms this would be justified as this is not a robbery attempt but a murder attempt. I say good for her!! The sleeze bag of an ex deserves no less than the hammer carrying intruder got!!!
    I agree: put her into the cell with her ex and let her take the clawhammer in there with her. Heck, if she can kill one sleeze bag with her bare hands, just think what she could do with a hammer...

    (For a much more poignant point, and rather than being merely tongue-in-cheek and indulging in a little 'black humor' (forgive me...couldn't resist!) , my recommendation is that everyone read that link to the news story to the part where it quotes the really lovely sentiment that this nurse recently recorded on her answering machine in order to handle all her incoming calls from well wishers... it gave me goose bumps. She is some kind of woman!)
  13. by   lvs2nrs3535
    One quotes her neighbor as saying something to the effect that she was calm after this incident because she was an ER nurse and went on to praise her for her clear thinking. Folks, you don't kill when you are thinking clearly and calmly, and I think a statement like that could get this nurse into a lot of trouble in the days to come. If this neighbor also made that statement to police investigators I think it could spell a lot of trouble for this lady.


    Ummm, can anyone here say "shock?"
    funny how you fight for your life, and use force to defend yourself, but now we want to worry about how much force she used? Come on people!!! This is NOT an example of an ER incident where you are defending yourself. This is an example of coming home to your supposedly safe environment, tired after a 12 hour shift, and some scary person comes at you with a weapon.
    Okay, so the prosecution may go after her like that. Unfortunely, in our sue-happy society, the criminals get to sue to. But this is ridicoulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    She was supposed to use her training as a nurse to stop defending herself, and just put 'enough' pressure on someones larynx to put them out, but not kill them? Hello. He was coming at her with a HAMMER. This is where the shock thing comes in. She was not in a clinical setting, she was home, and vulnerable. and I am sorry, I am dont care how much she outweighed the little ****, (sorry, but he was), she was just lucky he wasnt bigger, meaner and nastier than her. Come on now, if she cant get the understanding and support here, where is she going to get it? Again, my prayers are with this nurse, this human being who needed to defend herself, and Thank God her grandchildren were not home at this time.
    She did the right thing.
    Stop second guessing. If you were there, what would you have done? Perhaps be dead. Hmmmmm

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