Texas nurse faces murder, manslaughter charges in California

    A Texas nurse who is suspected of killing six people and injuring eight more in California will be charged with six counts of murder and five counts of gross vehicular manslaughter.

    Nicole Linton, a Texas nurse working in Los Angeles, slammed her Mercedes-Benz into several vehicles last week in a crash that District Attorney George Gascón called “tragic.” 

    Linton was arrested Monday and held in lieu of $9 million bond.  If convicted, she faces up to 90 years in prison.  

    Authorities have alleged that Linton’s car was travelling about 90 miles per hour when she ran a red light and slammed her Mercedes into traffic crossing at the intersection of La Brea and Slauson Avenues in the Windsor Hills district. 

    Pregnant mother 23-year-old Asherey Ryan, her 11-month-old son Alonzo, and Ryan’s fiancé Reynold Lester were killed in the crash when the Mercedes hit them and burst into flames. 

    Authorities have said that there was no evidence of alcohol being involved, and the crash remains under investigation. 

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