Emergency Room Nurse is the Victim of a Murder-Suicide

Emily Carson, a 38-year old nurse was brutally murdered in a murder-suicide on February 21, 2016.  It was her 38th birthday.  

Carson was an emergency room nurse at Geneva General in Geneva, NY. 


According to witnesses, a fight between Carson and her boyfriend Pedro Pachecho began in an SUV. Then Pachecho began beating her, threw her on the ground and shot her. He then turned the gun on himself. 

The Carson's family were interviewed by WHEC Rochester, and they said, 
"We can't even imagine what our lives are going to be like without her, but we know we were blessed to have her around for as long as we did," 
Brasted says, 

Carson was a mother of three children, "They are the joy of her life, she lived for them they would do so many fun things, go camping hikes down by the lake and just they knew she loved them. And she knew they loved her too."

Police have said this was an act of domestic violence. 

Finger Lakes Health released this statement on Monday:
“Our community lost an extraordinary nurse, a joy-filled woman, a loving mother, daughter and sister, and a fierce patient advocate.
Emily Carson, RN, grew up in Geneva. Emily started as a certified nurse assistant (CNA) at the Living Centers at Geneva beginning in 1997. She earned her licensed practical nurse (LPN) diploma at the Marion S. Whelan School of Practical Nursing at Geneva General Hospital in 1999. She received her registered nurse (RN) degree from the Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing in 2010. Emily’s mother, Kitty Carson was our long-time nurse manager of the Geneva General Hospital Emergency Department, and worked at Geneva General Hospital for 35 years. Emily followed in her mother’s footsteps. 
Emily worked at Geneva General Hospital for 18 years. In addition to her early work as a CNA, she worked on 2 West as an LPN, then an RN caring for medical/surgical patients. Since 2010, she has worked as a key member of our Emergency Department RN team. Her children were also beloved members of our Child Care Center family. 
Emily will be remembered by her Finger Lakes Health family as truly authentic, a dedicated nurse and unwavering patient advocate. She had a contagious laugh, warm sense of humor, incredible spirit, and deep compassion. 
Our prayers and thoughts are with her family, friends, and colleagues, especially her mother, Kitty, father, Paul, and her three children. Emily will forever be part of the Finger Lakes Health family. 
We are also incredibly proud of her Emergency Department colleagues who displayed exemplary professionalism on Sunday, February 21, 2016, as they so lovingly cared for Emily, and all of whom, in spite of their own grief, continued to deliver critical needed care to our community and all their other patients.”

Article Source: http://www.whec.com