Trial date set for Tyler nurse accused of murder, assault of patients
TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A trial date has been set for a Tyler nurse who is accused of tampering with patients at a heart hospital.
William George Davis, 34 is charged with murder and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Friday, judicial records show a jury trial is scheduled for Dec. 3, with Judge Christi Kennedy presiding.
He was indicted on the charges June 21, according to Smith County judicial records.
The indictments name victims Christopher Greenaway, Pamela Henderson and Joseph Kalina.
According to the murder indictment, Davis "did then and there, with the intent to cause serious bodily injury to an individual, namely, Christopher Greenaway, commit an act clearly dangerous to human life that caused the death of said Christopher Greenaway by introducing air into the arterial system of Christopher Greenaway."
The document alleges Davis used a syringe to insert the air.
Two other indictments allege similar actions.
An indictment for the first charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon alleges Davis "intentionally, knowingly, and recklessly caused bodily injury to Pamela Henderson by introducing air into the arterial system of Pamela Henderson, and the defendant did then and there use or exhibit a deadly weapon, namely a syringe, during commission of the assault."
According to the indictment for a second charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Davis "did then and there intentionally, knowingly, and recklessly cause serious bodily injury to Joseph Kalina by introducing air into the arterial system of Joseph Kalina, which caused serious bodily injury."
The charges stem from allegations that Davis caused death or harm by intentionally introducing air into the arterial systems of patients.
Smith County District Attorney Matt Bingham said earlier this week that the court will now set a scheduling order and the discovery will be turned over to the defense. Pre-trial hearings will also be set.
Melvin Thompson has been appointed as Davis' lawyer, Bingham said.
Davis was arrested back in April after a lengthy investigation.
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