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The nurse accused of killing six people in a fiery 130mph crash in Los Angeles has been denied bail, the Post has learned.
Nicole Linton appeared before a judge in Los Angeles on Monday morning, but the judge denied a request to be released from the city’s Twin Towers correctional facility to receive treatment at a psychiatric hospital.
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The traveling nurse will remain in custody without bond and will appear in court again on Monday afternoon, where she will plead not guilty, her lawyer, Jacqueline Sparanga, told the Post.
“We are disappointed with the judge’s decision,” Sparanga said. “We believe that a psychiatric hospital – from which Nicole could not have been easily released – is the most appropriate place for her in this case. There is no doubt that this is a car accident related mental illness and should be admitted to a mental institution where she can be treated and subjected to the necessary tests to determine what really happened.
Prosecutors say data shows Linton slammed into his car for at least five seconds before accelerating to 122-130 mph at the intersection of La Brea and Slauson Avenue on August 4, crashing into several cars and driving to six counts of homicide and five counts of vehicular negligence resulting against him.
Among the dead were pregnant Asherey Ryan, her 11-month-old son Allonzo and her boyfriend Reynold Lester. The family were reportedly on their way for a prenatal checkup at the time of the accident.
Linton’s lawyers argued in her August 29 bail application that the nurse lost consciousness while driving her Mercedes through several cars, triggered by her bipolar disorder or a seizure. They asked for Linton’s parole so she could be evaluated at UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital.
However, prosecutors said a psychiatric evaluation found no evidence of an attack and data and vehicle surveillance video showed he had “complete steering control”, adding: “This NASCAR-worthy performance defies the idea.” unable”.
Sparanga told the Post that he will ask another judge at another hearing to sign an order allowing Linton to be taken to hospital for mental health tests.
“We think she has bipolar disorder and if she has anything else she needs to be tested and treated properly,” Sparanga said.