The Latest: Man ex-nurse is accused of killing was a pilot

Tyler Police Chief Jimmy Toler speaks during a press conference at the Tyler Police Department, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Tyler, Texas, regarding William George Davis, a former nurse who was arrested on a murder charge after a patient died and two others slipped into vegetative states at a Texas hospital. (Chelsea Purgahn/Tyler Morning Telegraph via AP)

DALLAS - The Latest on a former Texas nurse who has been charged with murder in the death of a patient (all times local):

5 p.m.

The man police say was killed by a former nurse at a Texas hospital was a pilot and a decorated veteran.

Police have identified the victim as 47-year-old Christopher Greenaway, who died Aug. 6.

According to his obituary, Greenaway was born in Columbia, South Carolina, and had worked as a pilot for medical transport. He served in the U.S. Army and had received several awards.

Authorities have charged 34-year-old William George Davis with murder in Greenaway's death.

Police have not said what Davis allegedly did to Greenaway when he was a patient at a Tyler hospital. Davis could face assault charges for injuring other patients.

Tyler police spokeswoman Jenny Wells says there are "not any indications" that this could be a case of assisted suicide.

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3 p.m.

Police say a former nurse who was fired last month from a Texas hospital has been charged with murder in the death of a patient last year.

Tyler police chief Jimmy Toler said Wednesday that William George Davis is being investigated in six other cases in which patients were injured and will likely be charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault.

Toler declined to offer details on what authorities allege Davis did to patients.

The Texas Board of Nursing says Davis entered three patients' rooms at a hospital in Tyler and "performed an intervention" that either killed or critically harmed them. The hospital fired Davis in February.

The 34-year-old Davis is being held on a $2 million bond.

Online court and jail records didn't list an attorney for Davis.

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8:40 a.m.

A former nurse who was fired last month from a Texas hospital is being held on a murder charge after one patient died and two others slipped into vegetative states.

The Texas Board of Nursing in March suspended William George Davis' license after determining he entered three patients' rooms at Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital in Tyler and "performed an intervention" that either killed or critically harmed them.

Smith County jail records say the 34-year-old Davis is being held on a murder charge with a $2 million bond. Online court and jail records don't indicate an attorney who can speak on his behalf.

A Tyler police spokeswoman wouldn't confirm Wednesday that the murder charge relates to the death of a patient in August.


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