Two Nurses dead in North Texas - page 2
On May 16, Alisa Stewart-40 of Plano and Amy Wingfield-31 OF Celina were returning from lunch on a nice sunny day. When their white Ford SUV pulled up to their workplace: North Central Medical Center... Read More
May 23, '02Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 10,236; Likes: 64I'm with ya Bob. Unfortunately, in this day and age, people feel more comfortable hiding behind guns, heavy metal music, violent movies, etc, instead of addressing mental health issues.
Fact is, if I'm unstable enough to kill someone, I had serious issues before I bought the gun, put on my Ozzy CD, and watched the "Die Hard" trilogy.
All this is a good case for is better mental health screening. But hey, let's close another state run mental hospital so we can pay for some more "GUNS KILL PEOPLE" propaganda. Great big old pile of bull dookey, IMO.
May 23, '02Joined: Jun '01; Posts: 101I live down the street from where the nurses worked and they have arrested the husband for the shooting and released the previous gentleman they arrested. The husband has confessed also to the murder. The other nurse, not his wife, is in stable condition right now...she was NOT killed. Just a little info from where it is happening
Jun 5, '02Occupation: Student Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 475; Likes: 4Update: They reported on the news this week that the husband requested a lower bail and was DENIED. (that's the good news)
The bad news: Other than the fact that he shot his wife DEAD, is that her friend, Alisa Stewart, that he shot in the back, will never be able to walk again.
Jun 5, '02Occupation: ER RN Specialty: ER,ICU,L&D,OR,ETC ; Joined: May '01; Posts: 5,588; Likes: 566Howdy yall
From deep in the heart of Texas.
I know 2 of the 3 people involved in the tragedy, Absolutely terrible. Say a prayer for all of those who have suffered a loss in this, their families. their coworkers and all.
Prayers can only help
Jun 5, '02Occupation: Charge nurse Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in Med/Surg ; Joined: Mar '02; Posts: 51; Likes: 4I live in Louisville KY and a few years that happened at a nursing home. A CNA ( i think) was fired and a few days later she waited for her boss to leave and shot her and another nurse.
Jun 5, '02Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 5,673; Likes: 159Why is it that when a shooting occurs some people immediately start talking about "another good case for gun control"??
I totally agree with Heather, Bob and others...this guy would have killed his wife one way or another. He just happened to choose a a gun. If a gun wasn't there, he would find another way.... poison, faked suicide, staged 'accident'... let's STOP the ridiculous anti-gun stuff.
Let's put our tax dollars into incarcerating and treating violent offenders ...NOT tax dollars for anti-gun campaigns.Last edit by mattsmom81 on Jun 5, '02
Jun 6, '02Occupation: assistant head nurse on psychiatry Joined: May '02; Posts: 20; Likes: 1Does anyone know why the husband killed his wife Amy? Was he mentally ill?
Jun 6, '02Occupation: Retired Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 4,288; Likes: 31Lets not get on the gun control bandwagon please.
I have guns and kids both and they have grown up
learning that they should respect ALL TOOLS.
They have seen the guns in action and we often go up into the Mts. to target shoot and practice.
This is a sad case of a sick individual.
Jun 6, '02Occupation: Student Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 475; Likes: 4Apparently, it has been said, the couple was having marital and financial problems. Still, WTH was he thinking!?!?!? Sounded like a cute couple...a nurse and a fire fighter.
Jun 7, '02Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 765; Likes: 14This is really terrrible but like AlexandraRN why did he kill his wife was there a domestic violent dispute in the past? This is so sad noone deserves to die like that.
As far as guns people kill not guns it is an extension to ones act to commit murder. Unfortunately there is an irresponsible issue when it comes to guns. I do not have problem of owning a gun for mere protection. If they rid guns it wouldn't be the criminal who suffer from it they can find ways of getting firearms it the everyday law abiding citizen who should have the right to protect themselves.
This is such a bad tragedy! My heart goes out to the family. God bless them. I hope that man rots for life in prison.
Jun 7, '02Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 230; Likes: 4These two nurses and their family's will be remembered in my prayers!!
Jun 7, '02Occupation: Student, final year. ( Part time ) Joined: Mar '02; Posts: 13; Likes: 2My heart too, goes out to the co-workers and family of the two nurses gunned down, and I feel so sad the the other nurse will be affected in such an awful way for the rest of her life. I pray she'll have the strenght to overcome the handicap, but I also feel that gun control is not the way to go. In this country ( Australia ) past Governments tricked us into doing the right thing by registering our firearms, then the current one used that as a tool to take them all away. Yes, we can keep some as long as you have a very valid reason, and protection isn't one of them, but the cost of a licence is rediculas, and the measures involved make it too hard for someone like me, who only wanted to keep two family heirlooms, to comply with, so I had to hand them in to be crushed. To me, they did offer a sense of security in an emergency situation as I live alone in a remote bush setting, which isn't an ideal way for any female to live, but I'm now forced to live without them. I urge all American people not to be fooled into thinking that gun control is the answer. The only ones to have open access to guns here now are the criminals and nutters. Gun control has only made it hard on the decent citizens.
Jun 7, '02Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 5,673; Likes: 159This is exactly what I think will happen in America if the 'gun control police' get their way. Hopefully those of us who believe in the Bill of Rights will win this battle.
I for one don't want criminals, crazies, and cops to be the only ones with a gun. It's dangerous enough already out there, isn't it.....
Thanks for sharing, Aime, hopefully some will learn from your story.
Oh, and I heard the latest is the hubby killed her because of the marital difficulties and to get the life insurance money....Last edit by mattsmom81 on Jun 7, '02