Taylor, Texas (KLTV)-The jury found that former East Texas nurse William Davis was guilty of murdering a patient while working at Taylor Cardiac Hospital.
It took the jury about an hour to find Davis guilty of murder.
Before deliberation, the jury heard the closing submissions of both parties, but finally found that William Davis intentionally killed the patient intentionally.
Prosecutor Chris Gatewood said: “According to the facts and evidence we have, it only makes sense for a serial killer to be in the hospital.”
The prosecutor once again told the story of the victims, who were said to have recovered well from heart surgery between June 2017 and January 2018, and then accidentally crashed.
“His daughter, Mr. Serrano’s daughter told you that she had an interview with her father before he tried to kill him. He was fine! Until he entered the room to do his dirty work,” Gatewood said .
The prosecutor emphasized to the jury that Davis deliberately killed his victims by injecting air into their arteries.
“Will Davis has a motive here. It’s very simple. He likes to kill. He likes to enter rooms and infuse them with air. If you watch the video on Kalina, he will sit at the end of the hall and watch the surveillance And wait. That’s because he likes it,” Gatewood said.
When the defense was their turn, they refuted the notion that Davis was the killer.
“Will you like to kill? I don’t know if you all remember this, or if Mr. Gatewood has been here for trial, but at least two people who have passed away are trying to give them life-saving drugs or deal with them,” the chief The defender said attorney Philip Hayes.
Hayes admitted that Davis lied to hospital leaders while investigating the patient’s deterioration.
“If they want to accuse him of dishonesty, well, we will deal with this issue. But dishonesty does not make you a murderer. It does not make you a killer or a serial killer,” Hayes said.
Hayes also mentioned Davis’s family, saying that he has just started and there is no reason to kill.
“Wife, two children, what would be the motive? Because these things don’t add up. Do you want to kill or save, because we are both doing it,” Hayes said.
Before entering the jury, the prosecutor was given another opportunity to present his case.
“He killed these four patients. He did it on purpose. He did this by injecting air into their arteries. There is no other way,” Smith County District Attorney Jacob Putman said.
The jury will now hear more testimony during the punishment phase of the trial. They will have to decide whether to imprison Davis for life or the death penalty.
1:23 PM- The jury found William Davis guilty of murder.The punishment phase of the trial begins at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday
1:19 PM -Judge Austin Reeve Jackson announced that the jury had reached a verdict.
11:58 am -Putman said the police conducted a thorough investigation before arresting Davis, and they arrested him not just based on the hospital’s suspicion.
Putman said Pamela Henderson and Jesus Serrano are still alive because the air injected into their production lines has decreased.
“He tried to kill and didn’t want to be caught,” Putman said to Davis.
Putman said that any view that Davis is a scapegoat for the patient’s economic downturn is wrong. Putman said Davis was very popular among the staff and they had no reason to accuse him of murder.
Putman admitted that there is no evidence that Davis entered Chris Greenaway’s room on the morning of the crash.
But in Kalina’s case, the video clearly shows Davis entering and then leaving the room.
Putman said that since Davis was suspended, the hospital has not changed any procedures and no similar incidents have occurred.
Putman said there was no large-scale conspiracy, he said it would be easier if these were just medical malpractices, he said they were not.
Putman again asked the jury to find Davis guilty of murder
“He killed these four patients. He did it on purpose,” Putman said.
The prosecution’s rebuttal was over. The jury’s deliberations are in progress.
11:13 am -Hayes said that Joseph Kalina also has comorbidities. He claims that there is no evidence that there is air in his brain.
Hayes reminded the jury that if Davis is found guilty, it must be proved beyond reasonable doubt.
Hayes discussed the flow of air in the body and disagrees with the state’s claim that air enters the brain directly.
Hayes said he thought the hospital had “problems” and Davis became the scapegoat for the patient’s crash.
“It is determined that Will Davis was not guilty of murder,” Hayes said.
The defense has now concluded their closing submissions. DA Putman now begins to refute.
10:25 am -“It takes some courage to say that I’m lying,” Hayes said in Gatewood’s closing statement that Hayes misled the jury.
Hayes disagrees with Gatewood’s claim that Davis likes to kill. Hayes said Davis took life-saving measures on at least two victims.
Hayes said Teresa Meeks misled the jury when she testified about Chris Greenaway’s arteries.
Hayes said there is no evidence that air was injected into Greenaway’s arteries.
Hayes said Greenaway has many comorbidities.
10:03 am -Regarding motivation, Gatewood said Davis “likes to kill.”
The defense began to close the case. Chief defense attorney Phillip Hayes is making a closing statement for the defense.
10 o’clock in the morning -Gatewood said that in the case of Joseph Kalina, he is also very good. The day nurse testified that his recovery was normal and his nervous system was intact.
Gatewood said that when Davis entered the room that morning, he injected air into Karina’s arteries. Gatewood said Davis lied in response to Karina’s alarm. He added that data from the pump showed that the alarm had not sounded when Davis entered the room.
They played a security camera video showing Joseph Kalina the morning of the crash. The video shows Davis entering Karina’s room and leaving about a minute later.
Gatewood said that in the case of Ronald Clark, the nurse confirmed that he was also fine. His chart shows very similar to other victims.
“He was guilty of murder,” Gatewood said.
Gatewood said that the witnesses subpoenaed by the defense “deceived” the jury, saying they misled and deviated from the facts.
“He tried to mislead you, or he didn’t know what he was talking about.” Gatewood said to Dr. Schnell.
9:39 AM -Prosecutor Chris Gatewood begins the state’s closing statement.
Gatewood said that the jury must find Davis guilty of killing Greenaway, and the jury need not find him guilty of killing other alleged victims. They need to agree with Greenaway, not with other victims.
Gatewood discussed the difference between murder and death penalty murder.
Gatewood mentioned Chris Greenaway, saying that he was recovering well after the operation. His nurse Ben Rasberry went to lunch and found that his patient had crashed.
In the trial of William Davis, the closing debate has already begun.
Davis was a nurse in East Texas. He was accused of killing patients while working at Taylor Cardiac Hospital.
Judge Jackson informed the jury of their duties. The verdict must be unanimous.
The prosecution must prove that Davis intentionally or deliberately killed Chris Greenaway, Ronald Clark, John Lafferty and Joseph Kalina, excluding reasonable suspicion.
The jury can find that Davis was not guilty of murder, but he can be found guilty of lesser crimes such as murder.
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