A man who was being pardoned for violent crimes was allowed to go to a Dallas hospital to give birth and ended up killing two nurses after accusing his girlfriend of cheating on him in the delivery room, according to authorities. .
Nestor Hernandez was arrested at the hospital on Saturday and now faces murder charges, FOX 4 News report.
The Dallas Police Department said the 30-year-old man who shot dead two employees at Dallas Methodist Medical Center said the Dallas Police Department responded to the hospital around 11 a.m. after receiving a report of the incident. an active shooting.
Double murder suspect recently released from prison, got ankle monitor while visiting his child
Hernandez was eventually shot by a Methodist Health System Police officer and was taken into custody, stabilized and taken to another hospital for treatment, the hospital said.
He is believed to have been released on parole under some form of home supervision, with an active ankle monitor, when authorities allowed him to go to the hospital to give birth.
He is accused of shooting and killing a nurse & social worker at Dallas Methodist hospital.
Court documents: Nestor Hernandez was released from prison in October after serving a sentence for aggravated robbery.
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“The Methodist Health System family is deeply saddened by the passing of two members of our beloved team,” said a statement from the health system’s executive leadership. “Our entire organization is grieving over this unimaginable tragedy.”
According to CNN.
Suspect gets parole after being sentenced to 8 years in prison for violent crime in 2015 in Dallas
According to the 2015 indictment, Hernandez and a female suspect assaulted a woman when she came home from work. The duo restrained her hands and also covered her eyes with duct tape, then Hernandez took her car, phone and $3,000 in cash for a school fundraiser.
The victim in that case suffered a broken eye and a broken nose, and Hernandez pleaded guilty in May 2015. He was sentenced to eight years in prison.
FOX 4 reports that Hernandez has a large and violent criminal record, with the discovery of arrests for robbery, drug possession, assault of a public official, and theft, all exclusively in the County. Dallas.
– Eddie Garcia (@DPChiefGarcia) October 22, 2022
Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia called the shooting “a heinous failure of our criminal justice system,” in a statement released shortly after the deadly shooting.
Authorities ‘outraged’ over ‘frightening failure of our criminal justice system’ after two-time murder suspect was released early
Garcia added that he was “outraged” at the lack of accountability and “a disgusting failure of our criminal justice system” related to Hernandez’s early release, which led to criminal cases. tragic murder on Saturday.
Garcia went on to say that “we give violent criminals more opportunities than our victims,” calling the justice system “broken.”
CNN reported that Hernandez was “acting strangely” in the moments leading up to the shooting and reportedly accused his girlfriend of being unfaithful, according to an arrest warrant issued by WFAA, CNN’s affiliate.
Hernandez began searching closets and bathrooms for someone else he believed was in the hospital room after accusing his girlfriend of cheating, the subpoena read.
Nestor Hernandez identified as Dallas Methodist Hospital shooting suspect:
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The suspect told his girlfriend “We will both die today” before killing two hospital workers
He then pulled a weapon from his pants and hit his girlfriend several times in the head, before sitting on a couch and telling her “we’re both going to die today” and that “anyone Whoever enters this room will die with us.”
The suspect manufactured a weapon from his pants and hit his girlfriend several times in the head, according to a wanted warrant.
A hospital employee entered the room shortly after to provide services to Hernandez’s girlfriend, prompting him to shoot and kill the nurse.
Another hospital employee and a Methodist Hospital System police officer heard gunshots coming from a nearby hallway. When the second officer entered the room and saw the first victim lying on the floor, Hernandez is said to have opened fire again and killed them.
Both victims have not been named as of Monday.