By Gary C. King
A lady With a keenness For energy. . .
Kathy Marie Augustine was once now not out to make buddies. In politics, she rose to the head by means of enjoying hardball--and pushing her manner throughout the previous boy's community of the Nevada legislature, emerging to the rank of kingdom Controller. while she died, just a couple of humans shed tears--including the fellow who killed her.
A Killer With A Foolproof Plan. . .
Chaz Higgs was once a former body-builder grew to become in depth care nurse who observed filthy rich, horny Kathy Marie Augustine as his meal-ticket--until he could not abdominal her domineering character to any extent further. whilst Chaz determined he'd had adequate, he selected a poison that might depart no proof behind.
Murder Hidden In undeniable Sight. . .
The dying of a nationally-known baby-kisser made headlines, yet one slip of the tongue got here to the eye of a decided Nevada detective. Now, true-crime grasp Gary C. King takes us into the extraordinary...
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Higgs explained who Kathy was—stating that she was a high-profile person who was currently the state controller and was running for the position of state treasurer. Ramey had interrupted him a number of times to explain that none of what he was saying meant anything to her because she wasn’t from the Reno-Tahoe-Carson City area; she hadn’t been there long and she wasn’t planning to stay. She was a self-chosen “traveler” nurse who did not work directly for a particular hospital, but instead moved around a lot and worked as an independent contractor at hospitals in virtually any area for durations lasting only a few weeks to stays as long as several months.
Returning to the more traditional, one-on-one type of poison that a person might consider using to get rid of a spouse, cyanide became somewhat popular toward the middle of the twentieth century. In addition to being used by real-life spies as a form of suicide during World War II, cyanide also became somewhat popular as a poison that, like arsenic, could easily be placed in the intended victim’s food or beverage. One documented case involved a father, bent on collecting his child’s life insurance money, who placed cyanide in his child’s sherbet.
Dr. Clark also explained that she performed what is known as a “cut-down” of the suspected injection site, which is a straight surgical incision with a scalpel or other similar instrument that allows examination of the skin and tissue beneath the surface injury. She explained that the cut-down revealed a very narrow track of bleeding into the tissue directly beneath the suspected needle puncture wounds. The same procedure was followed for the other wounds present in Kathy’s body that were obviously associated with therapeutic or IV tubing, and so forth.