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Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:44 PM

Patient slain inside hospital by her son, authorities say

Source: Associated Press


Michael Casey, Associated Press
 Updated 8:11 pm, Tuesday, September 12, 2017

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — A patient was shot to death inside an intensive care unit Tuesday by her son, leading to a lockdown at New Hampshire's largest hospital, authorities said. No one else was injured.

Authorities said Travis Frank, 49, of Warwick, Rhode Island, was arrested and will be arraigned Wednesday on first-degree murder charges for the shooting shortly before 3 p.m. at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

Attorney General Gordon MacDonald identified the victim as Frank's 70-year-old mother, Pamela Ferriere, of Groton, New Hampshire.

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An active shooter alert was issued after police received a report of a shooting inside an ICU on the fourth floor of one of the buildings.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Reports-of-active-shooter-at-New-Hampshire-12191878.php

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:11 PM

1. Very disturbing that he thought this was the right thing to do

for whatever reason.

Shorten her suffering? Or grab his inheritance? Or just 'now or never'?

Time will tell. These cases always begin a steady flow

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Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:21 PM

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:37 PM

3. I wonder if it was a mercy killing. What other reason to shoot someone in ICU...

who might not make it?

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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:46 AM

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:55 AM

5. sometime a person begs a family member to help them end the suffering

there may be more to this

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:12 PM

6. Interesting, isolated detail in the middle of the article:

"Authorities released very little information about Frink, although a 2013 story in the Providence Journal said that police suspected that alcohol played a role in the death of his wife and son, whose bodies were found in a running car in an apartment complex."

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