The entire nation was gripped with empathy and justified outrage when they learned about a completely disabled woman in a vegetative state who unexpectedly gave birth. The victim had been in a vegetative state for over a decade, so it was clear that someone had been abusing her.
After an intense investigation, Arizona Police have finally identified the culprit behind this horrific crime. Investigators initially took a DNA sample from both the newborn infant and the mother to get a clear image of the perpetrator’s DNA.
Next, investigators began identifying who had access to the victim. One suspect, a nurse, was forced to hand over his DNA sample after an order from the court.
Using this information, they successfully found a match. He has been identified as 36-year-old Nathan Sutherland. According to the Phoenix Police Department, the suspect was supposed to be caring for the comatose woman when the abuse occurred.
Sutherland was a licensed nurse working at the Hacienda Healthcare facility, and he had been employed there since 2011. Hacienda Healthcare released a statement concerning the recent ordeal, calling it “deeply disturbing.” They explained how employees of the facility are “troubled beyond words,” that one of their own had been so heartless towards a patient.
In response, the facility has increased its security and changed rules about the number of staff members that need to be present when a patient is being treated.
Sutherland’s employment contract was immediately terminated. On January 22nd, the Phoenix Police Department apprehended him and transported him to the Maricopa County Jail. He is currently being denied bond. Sutherland faces one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse.