The suspect accused of killing 2 nurses at a Dallas hospital has a long criminal history
DALLAS – The suspect accused of killing two nurses in a shooting at Methodist Medical Center in Dallas on Saturday has a long criminal history.
Nestor Oswaldo Hernandez, 30, was arrested and charged with aggravated murder after he was shot by a Methodist Health System police officer.
Hernandez is on probation for aggravated robbery in 2015 and was wearing an active ankle monitor at the time of the shooting.
According to the 2015 indictment, Hernandez and the female suspect assaulted the woman as she was returning home from work. The victim taped her hands together and taped her eyes shut while Hernandez took her phone, car and $3,000 in cash from a school fundraiser. The victim suffered a broken nose and a fractured eye.
Hernandez pleaded guilty in May 2015 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.
FOX 4 dug into Hernandez’s criminal history and found misdemeanors for robbery, possession, theft, burglary, assault on a public servant and more in Dallas County alone.
Shortly after the shooting, Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia called the shooting a “disgusting failure of our criminal justice system.”
He went on to say he was “outraged” by the lack of accountability and called the shooting a “travesty”.
Garcia went on to call the justice system “broken” and that “we give violent criminals more chances than our victims.”
The police have not released a motive for the shooting so far.
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