#UK ‘Mentally unwell’ ICU nurse charged with murdering six in LA crash labored in 5 states in 2 years #UKnews
The firm which farmed out an ICU nurse along with her personal ‘profound’ psychological well being issues is refusing to touch upon how she was vetted for the job, as she is charged with murdering six individuals in a horror automotive crash final week.
Nicole Linton, 37, is in custody in California on six homicide costs for killing a pregnant lady, her boyfriend, the girl’s one-year-old son, a person and two different ladies on August 4.
Linton inexplicably drove her Mercedes straight into visitors, slicing one of many victims’ vehicles in half and sending the infant in his car-seat flying into the air, at terrifying pace.
Her motive stays unclear however her legal professional informed a choose yesterday she has a ‘profound historical past’ of psychological well being issues which ought to have stopped her from getting behind the wheel of a automotive – not to mention inside an ICU facility to deal with critically unwell sufferers.
Linton was working at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, however she’d been despatched there by AMN Healthcare, a journey nursing firm that farms out expert contractors to the place they’re most wanted.
It turned a closely relied-upon mannequin through the COVID-19 pandemic, when healthcare professionals within the hardest-hit cities have been in brief provide.
Nicole Linton, 37, is in custody in California on six homicide costs for killing a pregnant lady, her boyfriend, the girl’s one-year-old son, a person and two different ladies on August 4
Linton sped by a purple gentle at 90mph, plowing into vehicles at a busy intersection on August 4th. Six individuals and one unborn child have been killed
The nurse has held six roles in 5 completely different states within the final two years regardless of having ‘profound’ psychological well being issues
Since 2020, she has labored with two of the short-term nursing firms AMN and RN Network.
Amid rising concern over why she was even allowed to carry a place within the hospital with such a grave psychological situation as her legal professional described, AMN Healthcare refused to touch upon what sort of background checks have been carried out when she was first given a job with them.
‘At this time, we aren’t in a position to touch upon an lively legal investigation. Any additional questions ought to be forwarded to legislation enforcement authorities,’ a spokesman stated, refusing to be drawn on how she was vetted for her position with the journey nursing firm.
RN Network didn’t instantly reply to inquiries.
Kaiser Permanente, the power the place she was working, put the onus on AMN.
‘Everyone at Kaiser Permanente is deeply saddened by final Thursday’s horrific crash. It’s unattainable to think about the ache these concerned are experiencing. Our ideas are with everybody affected by this tragedy.
DailyMail.com uncovered crash information for 2 of the 13 incidents Linton is believed to have been concerned in earlier than final week’s tragedy
In each crashes, she was driving within the automobile marked automotive # 3, and one other driver rear-ended her
The crash information obtained by DailyMail.com have been from 2013 and 2016. In neither case was Linton deemed to be at fault
The incident report from one of many crashes particulars how Linton (who was in automobile 3) failed to maneuver at a inexperienced gentle and was rear-ended
‘Ms. Nicole Lorraine Linton isn’t employed by Kaiser Permanente, somewhat is a nurse employed by AMN Healthcare and contracted out to work at Kaiser Permanente on a short lived foundation.
‘She was not touring for Kaiser Permanente on the time of the accident,’ a spokesman informed DailyMail.com on Tuesday.
Before nursing, Linton labored as a gross sales supervisor for General Motors.
Then in 2010, she started learning to acquire her nurse’s license. There aren’t any open complaints towards her or violations listed by California’s Department of Consumer Affairs, and her California nursing license is legitimate.
In 2020, she labored in each North Carolina and Maryland. Since October 2020, she has labored between Atlanta and Los Angeles.
Linton seemed to be dwelling a contented and profitable life as a touring nurse till final week’s crash. Her motive stays unclear
Linton’s house in Houston, Texas, the place she is known to have lived alone
Nicole Lorraine Linton, 37, is in custody on six homicide costs on account of Thursday’s crash
In court docket, prosecutors additionally stated that Linton had been concerned in 13 automobile accidents in Texas and California.
Full particulars of these crashes haven’t but turn out to be public.
DailyMail.com discovered information for 2 crashes in Texas. One was in 2013 and the second was in 2016.
In each instances, one other driver rear-ended her automotive and she or he was not deemed to be at fault.
The 2013 crash report describes how Linton failed to maneuver on the lights as soon as they turned inexperienced.
One individual was taken to the hospital in that accident.
Victim: Asherey Ryan, 23, died within the fiery crash along with her one-year-old little one and her unborn little one. Tributes have poured in for the mom, who was anticipating one other little one this yr
Victim: The father of the unborn little one Reynold (proper) additionally died within the lethal crash. He is pictured with Asherey
Victim: One-year-old child boy Alonzo (pictured) was additionally killed within the horrific collision between South La Brea Avenue and Slauson Avenue on Thursday afternoon
Craig Pitchford was named by his household because the fourth sufferer of the crash yesterday
Linton’s family and friends is not going to touch upon her psychological well being or the ‘issues’ her legal professional stated she was dealing with.
On social media, she seemed to be completely happy working as a touring nurse.
She lived in a nice a part of Houston, Texas, and a few of her Facebook photographs present her carrying costly designer footwear.
The households of her victims are incredulous.
Luis Quintero, the daddy of one-year-old Alonzo Quintero who died within the accident, fumed on Facebook that the nurse’s $9million bail was too lo.
‘You don’t even deserve a bail,’ he stated.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has not given any further particulars on the case.