France shocked by double murder and beheading at psychiatric hospital Jon Henley in Paris and agencies Monday December 20, 2004 The Guardian A savage double murder in the psychiatric wing of a French hospital, in which a nurse's decapitated head was left on top of a television in the patients' day room, stunned France and left hospital staff terrified of returning to work. Staff at the 460-bed Pyrenees Hospital Centre near the south-western town of Pau discovered the bodies of two nurses - both in their 40s, and mothers of young children - at 6.45am on Saturday, police said. One had been stabbed and slashed several times in the body, neck and throat, and was lying in a corridor in a pool of blood. The beheaded body of the second was lying at the foot of a fire door. "It is horror, terror, fear, disgust - fear of returning to work," Cathy Sanders, a regional official from Worker's Front union, told RTL radio. French police released four drifters and a former psychiatric patient yesterday after questioning them about the killings. The French health minister, Philippe Douste-Blazy, convened an emergency meeting on hospital security in Paris yesterday after visiting the scene on Saturday. "This is unspeakable, scandalous and horrible," the minister told French media. "It was certainly someone very, very sick who did this. I have told the families that it will never be forgotten." The hospital's medical director, Serge Foursan, told French television that the "fear is very real. There is no regular security patrol here and the staff are seriously afraid for thir own safety." Health union delegates were critical of the lack of proper security arrangements at the hospital, which they said was due to funding cuts. The 21 elderly and infirm patients of the hospital's Montbretias wing, where the two victims had been on night duty on Friday, were being transferred to other accommodation. A police spokesman said it was not yet known how the killer or killers had entered the building, which lies in the middle of a wooded 42-hectare park. However, investigators are "fairly sure" that a shattered window pane in the men's toilets was used as the escape route. Traces of blood left on the broken glass were being tested for DNA. The murder weapon, thought by police to be a heavy sword or machete, had still not been found last night. The two women were identified as nurse Chantal Klimaszewski, 48, and auxiliary Lucette Gariod, 40.http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,11882,1377311,00.html
It's their fault...they worked in a psychiatric hospital, they deserved it :D...lol, just kidding, I was mimicking Stealth3 after his insensitive remarks about raped girls. But seriously, man, this is horrible. It's made worse by the fact that I can't imagine any motive to kill the two nurses. Well, MAYBE they were trying to break into the hospital to get a buddy out...and, well, ran into the nurses (so they thought they had to kill them). That's the only plausible explanation I can come up with atm. I did notice that this took place in France and that the article mentioned something about budget cutbacks in the hospital. So, I'm warning you, if you make any wisecrack or criticism about France in this thread, I'm going to get very :mad: angry :mad: at you...
It could be that someone was helping a patient escape. But also another thing to consider is that it could have been an inside job. As in a psychopath actually escaped and went on a rampage. Don't they have cameras in this place? That's what I find kind of strange about the whole thing. Maybe that was part of the budget cutback.....:uhm:
Don't they have cameras in this place?
paranoia. psycho people often are paranoid. nothing adds to paranoia like cameras everywhere.
yeh this is sad. oh well. sadly the US and popular culture has desensitised me against such things so after i hit post and close this window i probbly wont think twice about it. sad.
I shivered when I read this. Horrible. Utterly horrible. I feel sorry for the families and children the nurses have left behind.
I would die without GF
29th November 2003
What a coincidence that this took place at a psychiatric hospital. It should be interesting to find out whos identity is discovered in the DNA testing of the blood left behind (if anyone's).
Hmm... Maybe it was a former patient, seeking revenge?
But revenge for what?
17th June 2002
I told them it was a bad idea to give the mental patients sword fighting lessons :vikki:.
In all seriousness, I don't particularly care. More than 100,000 people have died over in surfer's heaven/hell. People are murdered every day, dying in Iraq, starving to death in Africa... three more isn't all that much in the grand scheme of things.
yeah but this happend in the west, so these 3 people equal about 30.000 people starving in africa.
I'm way cooler than n0e (who isn't though?)
14th April 2004
so these 3 people equal about 30.000 people starving in africa.
plz explain this will you