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Nurse Admits to Injecting Mother with Morphine

Nurse Admits to Injecting Mother with Morphine

AP

March 11, 2009

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—A Marin County nurse will probably avoid a prison sentence after admitting she injected her elderly mother with a massive dose of morphine.

Susan Dixon agreed to plead guilty to felony elder abuse Tuesday after being told by the judge her guilty plea would keep her out of state prison.

If convicted, the 52-year-old Dixon could have been sentenced to nine years in prison.

Dixon was charged after allegedly injecting her 80-year-old mother with a massive dose of liquid morphine solution in May of 2007.

Her mother survived after authorities were called and she was taken to a hospital.

Despite the objections of the prosecutor in the case, Dixon is expected to be placed on probation when she’s sentenced in May.

© YellowBrix 2009


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    honeyrose92

    over 5 years ago

    28 comments

    There were things left out of this article..."WHY?" There is more to this than meets the eye.

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    shericecooley

    over 5 years ago

    16 comments

    i also would like to know who she did it?

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    Sykepleier

    over 5 years ago

    68 comments

    Why did she do that?

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    Victoria_simon

    over 5 years ago

    704 comments

    I need to know more about the case to give an honest opinion , but as a nurse I am very careful when giving drugs to other patients , I love old people so i'm extra careful when dealing with them.

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    roriann

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    How much is "a massive dose?"

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    h3ll0kittie

    over 5 years ago

    18 comments

    is she going to be able to keep her license?????

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    rockon

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    There isn't much to go on at this point. However her daughter definitly shoud be evaluated and directed by the judge to do some time for the crime. NO ONE should take that into their own hands first of all .Right there is reason enough to persecute her and see to it that she needs some serious counseling

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    ksaranuku

    over 5 years ago

    14 comments

    Tere are so many reasons behind this,only her knows and I wish shecould have seek advice before acting. She will surely learn from this.

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    Kelleylee01

    over 5 years ago

    20 comments

    I wonder why she did this?? the story is vague, was her mother terminally ill?? in alot of pain?? did she knowingly inject her in order to kill her?? so many questions..... I do not think it fair to say to her if you admitt you wont go to jail!!! if she knowingly attempted to "kill" her mother than yes she needs help and jail time....... if it was out of seeing her mother in pain, maybe her mom had been on morphene a long time and had some tolerance daughter thinking to help not kill should be reprimanded for giving the wrong dose but not jail..............I could go on and on and on..............

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    dsherrill

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    i really dont know what was going on with ms. dixon the, the article doesnt give you much to go on. however you do and admit the crime, then you pay the time...nursing will drive you crazy! but get some outlets please! may God have mercy on her soul, mind and body....

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    iffatkazmi

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    every time sholud read back write back

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    emtpixie

    over 5 years ago

    328 comments

    Sounds like a case of mercy-killing to me. I think she should do jail time, afterall she DID admit to committing a felony. The article makes no mention of her license to practice. I hope it's revoked for life!

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    mandysmom1987

    over 5 years ago

    102 comments

    Why should she just be "slapped on the hand"?????????? She attempted to fatally harm her mother.

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