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News Release

For Immediate Release
June 27, 2013

Jane E. Young, Associate Attorney General
Criminal Justice Bureau
(603) 545-9282

Catherine George, RN, Guilty Plea and Permanent Loss of Nursing

Attorney General Joseph A. Foster, Derry Police Chief Edward Garone, Raymond Police Chief David Salois and State Police Colonel Robert Quinn announce that Catherine George (age 49) pled guilty today in the 10th Circuit-District Division-Derry to unlawfully possessing the prescription drug Novolog insulin (Class A misdemeanor). The court sentenced Ms. George to the Rockingham County House of Corrections for thirty days all of which was suspended for two years conditioned on her good behavior. As part of the negotiated disposition, Ms. George permanently surrendered her registered nursing license.

On October 14, 2012, Ms. George went to the Derry Police Department and stated that, on October 9th, she had given her brother-in-law, Randall Percival, a lethal dose of insulin. This occurred at Mr. Percival's home in Raymond, New Hampshire Mr. Percival was suffering from cancer at that time. By the time Ms. George made her admission to the police, Mr. Percival's remains had been cremated. The cause of Mr. Percival's death was listed as metastatic cholangiocarcinoma. Because there was no autopsy and no physical evidence to corroborate Ms. George's admission, the State did not have proof beyond a reasonable doubt to prosecute a charge against Ms. George for her role in Mr. Percival's death.

On October 23, 2012, the New Hampshire Board of Nursing suspended the registered nursing license of Ms. George. Her nursing license has remained suspended during the pendency of the criminal investigation.

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