A Nurse with a Gun

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


In 1960, Everette Simpson hacked his wife, Virginia Hudson, to death with a butcher knife. He spent nine years in a California prison, convicted of second degree murder. After nine years, he was released.

In 1983, Everette Simpson again found a woman in his life, Ruby Richardson of Shreveport Louisiana. He chopped into her body with a knife and a hatchet and then smothered out her last gasps with a pillow. For her death, he served 11 years of a 21 year sentence at Angola , on a manslaughter conviction. In 1994, he was paroled.

On April 3, of 2007, in Covington Louisiana, Everette Simpson succumbed to smoke inhalation in a house fire. His body was found in a bathroom after firefighters extinguished the conflagration. His third wife, Estelle Simpson, 69, and her brother, Allen Martin, 75, were incinerated in the blaze. Investigation revealed Simpson had beat them to death in their sleep prior to setting the fire to cover up his crime.

Relatives and neighbors expressed shock at the most recent crime, and disbelief at Simpson's past.

There is a lot about the Everette Simpson saga that one can use to express righteous indignation about. Hell, his legacy of murder demands condemnation. It would be redundant to even express my outrage over his murderous existence. Instead, I only want to point out one inescapable fact. Everette Simpson did not need a gun, but his victims damned sure did.


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Blogger Harmony Sweetpea said...

It truely is scary how someone who has obviously not been rehabilitated can be released after only serving half their prison sentance and then go on to kill again. Yet it happens so often!


10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


A gun, of course, is only part of the self-defense equation; Simpson's victims would've also needed the right mindset and proper training.

Mike Harbour
Helena, MT

9:05 AM  
Blogger BobG said...

Seems to me that after the second time, they should have thrown away the key.

12:35 PM  

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