Man Convicted of Murder in Dallas Hospital Shooting Sentenced to Life in Prison

Man Convicted of Murder in Dallas Hospital Shooting Sentenced to Life in Prison

Nestor Hernandez, 31, was found guilty on Thursday of capital murder in the fatal shooting of two employees at a Dallas hospital in October 2022. The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Hernandez’s conviction for the deaths of Jacqueline Pokuaa and Katie Annette Flowers at the Methodist Dallas Medical Center’s maternity ward.

Following the jury’s verdict, Hernandez received a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot expressed satisfaction with the outcome in a news release, acknowledging the irreplaceable loss of life and the lasting trauma caused by the incident at the hospital. Creuzot emphasized that justice had been served, ensuring that Hernandez would spend the remainder of his life in prison.

At the time of the shooting, Hernandez was on parole for a robbery case. He had been granted permission to be present at the hospital for the birth of his child. According to the investigation, the incident escalated when Hernandez, in the maternity unit room with his girlfriend and their newborn, accused his girlfriend of infidelity, assaulted her, and then used a concealed weapon to fatally shoot Pokuaa as she entered the room. Flowers was also shot and killed upon entering the room. A hospital police officer subsequently wounded Hernandez in the leg, leading to his arrest.


Author: CrimeDoor

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