The Bad Nurse

Lyrical Press
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Murder By Medicine
In the small southern town of Ider, Alabama, everyone knew Karri Willoughby as a devoted nurse, loving wife, and mother of two small children. When she was accused of killing her stepfather Billy Junior Shaw with a fatal injection of the anesthetic Propofol, outraged friends and family rallied to her defense.
Overnight Karrie became a media sensation, portrayed as an innocent young woman caught up in a terrible tragedy—until four years later, when she walked into court and pleaded guilty as charged. Only then did the full scope of her crimes emerge. Nurse Karri was unmasked as cold-blooded, conniving murderer.
Investigative journalist Sheila Johnson draws on hundreds of pages of previously unseen police records, interviews, recordings and videotapes, to create a haunting real-life thriller of medicine, family, and betrayal.
Includes Dramatic Photos
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About the author

Sheila Johnson is the author of Blood Highway, Blood Lust, Blood Betrayal and Blood Ambush and the co-author (with Gary C. King) of Dead of Night. Her experience as a newspaper crime reporter created a natural transition into writing true crime books about some of the cases she covered, and the killers and victims she came to know. Her close working relationship with law enforcement has given her inside access to statements, case files, and testimony that she uses to create a clear overall picture of murderers and their victims, defense attorneys and prosecutors, and the dedicated investigators who work tirelessly to bring killers to justice. She lives in Alabama.
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Publisher
Lyrical Press
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Published on
Jul 21, 2015
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9781601832986
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Criminals & Outlaws
History / Modern / 20th Century
True Crime / General
True Crime / Murder / General
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