WTF?! Surgeon Attempts to Strangle Nurse in New York
- See original article at: Patch.com
- A surgeon is arrested after reportedly "getting into a disagreement with a nurse because she gave one of his patients medication at the wrong time."
- The surgeon is being charged with second-degree strangulation and third-degree assault.
- For those, like me, who aren't well versed in the degrees of assaulting people and what the penalties may be...
- Second Degree strangulation is defined as "committing the crime of criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, and thereby causes stupor, loss of consciousness for any period of time, or any other physical injury or impairment." Source: Cityofyonkerspolice.com
- Third Degree Assault is a "much less severe charge as opposed to the first two. Third degree assault means that a person was believed to recklessly and willingly attack or harm another individual. This degree however is usually considered a misdemeanor charge rather than a felony, resulting in far less severe consequences with the law. In order for a person to be accused of assault in this degree, there must be actual injury on the victim that can be shown before the court as proved by a medical specialist." Source
- I hope the courts throw the book at this guy and give him real jail time for this violent crime!