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'Devil nurse' fined for dead patient photos

Published: 08 Jan 2014 21:13 GMT+01:00

The 37-year-old part-time kitchen helper at a senior’s home in the municipality of Ebersol, published the shocking internet photos last February after the home closed.

“Guess if she is asleep or dead,” the woman, originally from the Philippines, said in a comment beneath one photo.

“I’ll give you a hint, I’m the soul robber,” she said.

“Yeah their time is up,” the employee, dubbed a “devil nurse” by news media, wrote in another comment, “gonna send them to Hell where some belong, the rest in the compost pit for fertilizers hehehe”.

In response to a comment suggesting the posting was improper, the woman wrote: “I can put anything I want in my Facebook (page) it’s mine.”

She added in ungrammatical English, “people who doesn’t want what I post they can juz (profanity) up and die death is normal people die all the time!”

The court found her guilty of “violating the peace of the dead” and breach of trust.

In addition to the fine, the court issued a suspended fine equivalent to 120 days of pay.

Interviewed by daily newspaper Blick when the case was first revealed, the tattooed employee called the photos “beautiful pictures”.

She said death was part of everyday life at the nursing home.

“I do not understand that people are upset about the photos.”

Relatives of the dead woman reacted with outrage to the posting.

“The images must instantly disappear from the internet,” the woman’s son Rüdi Forrer, 66, told Blick.

“I do not understand for the life of me how such a thing can happen in a retirement home.”

Adding to the scandal were additional pictures on the internet of the Filipino as a “dominitrix”, her other profession, in a nurse’s uniform and cracking a whip in high-heeled boots.

On her Facebook home page she advertised her services in the Saint Gallen area as the "queen of pleasures".

Other photos showed the whips and other “tools” that the woman, who is married to a Swiss man, uses.
 

Malcolm Curtis (news@thelocal.ch)

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