MOSCOW: Medics Dump Abortion Victim in Forest after Bad Surgery
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04.08.2010 Source: Pravda.Ru
Three medics from a private clinic in the Moscow region may find themselves on criminal negligence trial. A female national of Uzbekistan died in the clinic during abortion surgery. The doctors took the dead body out of the clinic and dumped it in Losyny Ostrov (Moose Island) National Park in the Moscow region. The decomposing body was found in the park by local residents, RIA Novosti reports.
One of the doctors, Elena Oleinikova, an obstetrician, has been charged with criminal negligence. However, investigators believe that the woman’s two associates – Elena S. (44) and Marat K. (37) may avoid criminal persecution.
“The punishment on these charges stipulates a prison term of up to three years. If other employees of the clinic, who took the body of the patient out of the clinic, are targeted in the investigation as participators of the crime, they will face criminal charges too,” an official said.
“In this case prosecutors will have to prove that those two other people were aware of the fact that they were committing a crime taking the body of the patient, who died during surgery, out of the clinic,” an official said.
Elena Oleinikova, an obstetrician, performed interruption of pregnancy operation on the patient identified as Gulzat E., a national of Uzbekistan, on July 29. The surgery was performed during the woman’s 15th week of pregnancy. The patient died on operation desk during the surgery. To conceal the traces of the crime, Oleinikova, the administrator of the clinic, and another employee loaded the body into a vehicle and then simply dumped it in Losyny Ostrov National Park.
The patient’s sister went to the police claiming that the doctors denied her access to the clinic and refused to provide any information about the relative. Investigators checked the records of surveillance cameras in the clinic: the footage showed the medics loading the woman’s body into the vehicle and then driving away.
The body was found in the park on July 30 and subsequently identified. Russian news agencies also reported that Elena Oleinikova, 49, was an obstetrician with 16 years of experience.
California Clinic owner stuffs dead women into car trunk
In Orange County, California a jury convicted the owner of an abortion clinic Alicia Ruiz-Hanna of second-degree murder.
Angela Nieto Sanchez died January 19, 1993, after Hanna injected her with an unknown drug intended to abort her one-month-old unborn baby. Sanchez immediately suffered seizures and died as two of her children, Maria, 12, and Martin, 3, waited for their mother in another room.
The unsuspecting patient came to this legal abortion clinic expecting a “safe” procedure. Once Hanna realized that the abortion had taken a fatal turn, she told the children their mother had gone home without them and that their mom wanted them to drive themselves home. The woman’s daughter was suspicious since she knew her mom would never permit her to drive because she was 12 years old. The children called a relative, who came and picked them up.
The clinic’s receptionist, Irasema Mendoza , testified that as soon as Hanna started giving the abortion patient the anesthesia, the lady started to foam from the mouth and her body started to turn blue,
“I told her to call the paramedics,” said receptionist Irasema
“I took the phone to call the paramedics but Alicia grabbed it away from me and hung up. She told me not to call them because I was going to get her into problems. ”
Mendoza said Hanna told her that, “I shouldn’t tell the truth to the police. She told me to lie. She told me to say she (Sanchez)had not died there.”
When their mother still hadn’t returned home by 10 p.m., Maria Sanchez testified at the trial that she returned to the clinic along with her aunt and two friends.
Arriving in the parking lot, they saw Hanna and Mendoza “dragging something out of the clinic” towards her mother’s car, Maria testified. “I asked [Mendoza] where my mother was. She said she didn’t know. Then I went around the car and I saw my mother.”
A former co-worker testified that Hanna planned to dump the body in Tijuana, Mexico. In court, Hanna admitted to trying to hide the woman’s death.
(SOURCE: The Commercial Appeal, Abortionist guilty in woman’s death, 12-17-1994; Orange County Register, Clinic owner prevented 911 call, aide says, 8-24-1993)
More Here Clinic Owner Faces Further Charges and
Hanna Guilty of Murder
Courts: The former owner of a Santa Ana clinic is convicted on second-degree charges of botching an illegal abortion. She faces 15 years to life in prison.