Sad...Nurse guilty of dismembering husband

  1. Just curious if anyone has been keeping up with it, and what they think. I was surprised there wasn't already a thread going about it.
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  3. by   KristiePDX
    I work nights, dont watch much tv. Have a link that will fill me in?
  4. by   user9876
    Oh wow, it's all over the place, you can just google or yahoo her name or turn on Court TV right now, the case is wrapping up.. been going on for many weeks. Basically, she was an RN at a fertility clinic and had been having an affair with the doctor there for 3 years. Her husband went missing and a while later, 3 suitcases surfaced from the Chesapeake Bay (her and her husbands luggage, actually) with his dismembered body in it. Come to find out, she had purchased a gun 3 days earlier which was consistent with the bullets that killed him. He was also supposedly drugged first. Searches were found on her computer about untraceable drugs and all types of other things. Lots of circumstantial evidence, so we'll see..

    www.melaniemcguire.com is a website up in support of her right now

    Personally, I think she's guilty as sin.
  5. by   CHATSDALE
    1 why would you dope someone up choral hydrate if you were going to shoot him
    2 if you ae going to cut someone into little pieces wouldn't yo have a lot of blood spatter, none was found in the house or the storage unit where the suitcases were stored
    3 the husband was having an affair also..
    4 she filed for divorce after he went missing, why would you want to divorce someone you knew wasn't coming back

    she is her own worse enemy, however, she is stotic, she didn't didn't testify in her own defense, and those who claimed to love her were the first to testity against her...the doctor and a nurse she went to school with who had always had a crush on her and became enraged when he found out about the affair with the doc
  6. by   KristiePDX
    The plot thickens.......
  7. by   user9876
    Quote from CHATSDALE
    2 if you ae going to cut someone into little pieces wouldn't yo have a lot of blood spatter, none was found in the house or the storage unit where the suitcases were stored
    Well one of her best friends testified that when she came over, the whole place reeked of bleach. As for filing for divorce, I think that was partly to cover her tracks and partly for the doctor she was having the affair with. If your husband goes missing and you've been having an affair with another man who you want to be with at some point in the future, you can't appear as though you killed your husband. NOT filing for divorce when you have another man you want to be with and your husband is missing.. that doesn't look good.
  8. by   user9876
    "Prosecutors contend Melanie McGuire performed Google searches on "how to commit murder," gun laws in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and choral hydrate 10 days before her husband's disappearance."

    "His body was found in and on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia in the couple's matching luggage in May 2004"

    "William T. McGuire, 39, a New Jersey Institute of Technology computer troubleshooter, disappeared after he and his wife closed on a $500,000 home"

    "McGuire is suspected of sending anonymous letters to authorities to throw them off her trail. Authorities determined that McGuire used an American Express gift card that was purchased at a store in Passaic County to ship a package via FedEx containing one of the letters, authorities said.
    The third motion hearing, which will deal with the defense’s urge to suppress the video surveillance tape, will be held on Jan. 23.
    The store’s video surveillance camera captured an image of a woman who closely resembles McGuire just three minutes before the gift card was bought, authorities said"
  9. by   antidote
    I'm kind of 50/50 on Melanie's case here. I mean, there is tons of evidence that support that she did in fact kill her husband. Then again, there are statements from friends on that website, and other facts that I've heard about her case that says that she didn't kill her husband (as with any court case of this genre).

    If any of you heard about the LPN that recently burnt a doctors office to the ground - this reminds me of that. Although nurses seem to (for the most part) all be passionate people (with the exception of some of the people that work with me in the ICU/CCU) we may not really even know our closest friends as much as we think we do! Who knows... maybe Melanie really did kill her husband and maybe not.

    I was surprised there wasn't already a thread going about it.
    I was somewhat surprised to! I am just to lazy to get up and start one about it myself.
  10. by   semiller36545
    I have been watching,off and on. Still undecided on the guilt thing. The thing that amazes me is how they keep saying "since she's a nurse , she's used to cleaning up blood " and such. Is that REALLY what they think nurses do ?
    Last edit by semiller36545 on Apr 16, '07 : Reason: error
  11. by   oktravelnurse
    I've been watching on and off. It doesn't look too good for her. It appears there is a lot of circumstantial evidence against her.
  12. by   CHATSDALE
    Quote from semiller36545
    I have been watching,off and on. Still undecided on the guilt thing. The thing that amazes me is how they keep saying "since she's a nurse , she's used to cleaning up blood " and such. Is that REALLY what they think nurses do ?

    absolutely...i dismember bodies all the time...and bleach doesn't get rid of blood...you can't see it but it shows up under ultraviolet light

    i don't know about pineapple juice or h2o2
  13. by   selaz
    Quote from aph401
    Just curious if anyone has been keeping up with it, and what they think. I was surprised there wasn't already a thread going about it.
    If she did do it, I'm not very impressed with her ability to cover her tracks. Come on!
  14. by   steelcityrn
    Well, as we have seen in the past, not all the guilty have been charged.

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