Linton, a 37-year-old critical care nurse from Houston who was working in Los Angeles, California, at the time as a traveling nurse.
After her Olympic partner died in a high-profile motorcycle accident in 2017, the nurse who is accused of being responsible for the Los Angeles tragedy on August 4 that killed six people, including a newborn and a pregnant lady going to a prenatal visit, had problems.
According to her attorneys, Nicole Linton, a 37-year-old ICU nurse, had a “deep history” of mental illness. An unnamed insider claimed that Linton, who had allegedly been involved in 13 prior accidents, was well-known among acquaintances for making suicidal threats following difficult breakups.
The Olympic silver medalist Germaine Mason, whom the nurse had intended to marry, died in a tragic motorcycle accident in Jamaica after a night out with friend and fellow Olympian Usain Bolt, who was one of the first responders to the accident. This brought the nurse to a low point.
The defense team for Nicole Linton, a nurse who caused a car accident in Los Angeles that killed six people, has retained a neurologist who would testify that Nicole Linton had a seizure and lost control of the vehicle before to the collision.
According to the New York Post, Linton came before a court in Los Angeles on March 23 and her defense lawyer, Jacqueline Sparagna, informed the judge that they intended to bring a physician who specializes in epilepsy and seizures to testify at the forthcoming preliminary hearing on April 15.
“We are going to put on a defense at the preliminary hearing, which is rare,” said Sparagna to the New York Post. “Everything that the doctor has reviewed is consistent with her having a seizure. Nicole wasn’t sleeping for days and insomnia can cause seizures.”
She continued, “People who fall asleep at the wheel go limp, but if they have a seizure, everything tenses up. That is consistent with why her foot was on the pedal.”
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