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New Hampshire

October 25, 2012

Nurse investigated in brother-in-law's death

DERRY — A Derry nurse is being investigated in connection with the death of her brother-in-law in Raymond earlier this month.

Catherine George’s nursing license has been suspended after Randall Percival, 55, of Raymond died at his home Oct. 9, according to the attorney general’s office.

George went to the Derry Police Department on Oct. 14 and told police she had killed her brother-in-law, according to Attorney General Michael Delaney.

George said she gave Percival 300 units of insulin, saying she obtained it from her job. Associate Attorney General Jane Young said no charges have been filed against George and that she could not comment further on the case because it is under investigation.

Young would not say where George worked, referring questions to the New Hampshire Board of Nursing. No one from the board was available for comment.

The New Hampshire State Police Major Crimes Unit and Raymond police are participating in the investigation. Derry and Raymond police referred all questions to the attorney general’s office.

Delaney announced late yesterday afternoon that the Board of Nursing has scheduled a hearing for Nov. 2 to determine if George’s license suspension should continue pending completion of the board’s investigation.

Percival’s obituary said he was a licensed pilot who had worked for the last six years as a research and development optics engineer for Carl Zeiss NTS in Peabody, Mass.

He had lived in Raymond for 26 years, formerly living in Wenham and Beverly, Mass. Percival and his wife, Betti, had been married for 35 years and they had two sons, the obituary said.

No one answered the phone at the family’s home in Raymond yesterday.

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