Mercy Killings in New Orleans?
A doctor and two nurses were arrested Tuesday after the Louisiana attorney general accused them of using lethal injections to kill four elderly patients in a New Orleans hospital last year in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Many more patient deaths are under investigation.
At Memorial Medical Center, at least 34 patients died and this has been the subject of intense speculation.
Tissue tests revealed morphine and another powerful sedative, Versed, in a lethal combination.
If these "mercy killings" really took place it is a scary story.
It is also a story that is far from over and no one has been convicted of anything. It would certainly be suprising if medical personnel took it upon themselves to risk life in jail in order to solve a very difficult situation in hospitals during Hurrican Katrina using euthanasia.