Deadly hands in the news

Deadly hands in the news

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    Deadly hands in the news

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...OE=click-refer

    Nurse strangles intruder with bare hands
    Posted 9/8/2006 5:46 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A nurse returning from work discovered an intruder armed with a hammer in her home and strangled him with her bare hands, police said.
    Susan Kuhnhausen, 51, ran to a neighbor's house after the confrontation Wednesday night. Police found the body of Edward Dalton Haffey, 59, a convicted felon with a long police record.

    Officer Katherine Kent said homicide detectives have determined that Kuhnhausen killed Haffey in self-defense. She said a prosecutor is investigating but that the case is not expected to go to a grand jury.

    Police said there was no obvious sign of forced entry at the house when Kuhnhausen, an emergency room nurse at Providence Portland Medical Center, got home from work shortly after 6 p.m.

    Under Oregon law people can use reasonable deadly force when defending themselves against an intruder or burglar in their homes. Kuhnhausen was treated and released for minor injuries at Providence.

    Haffey, about 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, had convictions including conspiracy to commit aggravated murder, robbery, drug charges and possession of burglary tools. Neighbors said Kuhnhausen's size 5-foot-7 and 260 pounds may have given her an advantage.

    "Everyone that I've talked to says 'Hurray for Susan,' said neighbor Annie Warnock, who called 911. "You didn't need to calm her. She's an emergency room nurse. She's used to dealing with crisis."

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    strong nurse

    She should have had a gun, but did OK!

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    PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) -- A nurse returning from work discovered an intruder armed with a hammer in her home and strangled him with her bare hands, police said.

    Susan Kuhnhausen, 51, ran to a neighbor's house after the confrontation Wednesday night. Police found the body of Edward Dalton Haffey 59, a convicted felon with a long police record.

    Police said there was no obvious sign of forced entry at the house when Kuhnhausen, an emergency room nurse at Providence Portland Medical Center, got home from work shortly after 6 p.m.

    Under Oregon law people can use reasonable deadly force when defending themselves against an intruder or burglar in their homes. Kuhnhausen was treated and released for minor injuries at Providence.

    Haffey, about 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, had convictions including conspiracy to commit aggravated murder, robbery, drug charges and possession of burglary tools. Neighbors said Kuhnhausen's size -- 5-foot-7 and 260 pounds -- may have given her an advantage.

    "Everyone that I've talked to says 'Hurray for Susan,' said neighbor Annie Warnock, who called 911.

    "You didn't need to calm her. She's an emergency room nurse. She's used to dealing with crisis."

    Edit: Sorry, jeephipwr, I just now saw you already posted this in reply #7 of the "Woman shoots dog" thread.
    Last edited by Anubis; September 10th, 2006 at 10:47 AM.

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    Wow! Unarmed - no tougue depressor, no syringe - awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
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    "Everyone that I've talked to says 'Hurray for Susan,' said neighbor Annie Warnock, who called 911. "You didn't need to calm her. She's an emergency room nurse. She's used to dealing with crisis."

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    +1 on hurray for Susan.
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    H2H with an armed felon. If faced with the same situation, hopefully we'd each come out as well. Good for her, to survive relatively unscathed.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
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    Wow...

    now that's a story. One less dirtbag to jam up the court system!
    No mercy...Well done!

    I trust the nurse is doing well, all things considered...

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    She must have some man hands

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    my wife is a nurse, I know sometimes she wants to strangle me
    LOL


    more power to her, good job for doing what she had to do to survive
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    ER Staff-"Doctor we have an out of control patient in exam room #2. Should we call security"
    Doc-"Don't bother, just send in Susan"
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    yeah, my wife has had patients that gave her thoughts.......
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    Wow! Good for her! I'll think twice before popping off to a nurse now.....


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    My 62yr old aunt is an ER/trauma nurse.

    Imagine the old grade school playground taunts:
    • The other guy: "My daddy'll kick your daddy's ass."
    • You: "That's fine, but my aunt'll wipe the floor with 'im!"


    Ain't it the truth.
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    I posted this story in the H2H thread the other day.
    Whatever doesn't kill you postpones the inevitable.

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    she had a tactical weight advantage for sure....and man hands
    The Problem: When stupid people do stupid things, smart people end up getting killed.

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    No one is applying the correct level of scrutiny to this tragic incident.

    Were those hands registered?

    Did she have a permit for those hands?

    Does she have a hand-lock for them?

    Did she go through the waiting period to get those hands, or did she get them illegally?

    Did she get a background check before she got her hands?

    How are the children going to be protected?

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