** Florida paramedic arrested for allegedly murdering girlfriend
** West Australian paramedic undergoes surgeries after head-on ambulance crash; in critical, but stable condition in hospital
UNITED STATES NEWS
** A Tampa Bay, Florida paramedic remains in jail without bail after being charged with first murdering his girlfriend, then trying to make the death look like a suicide. WFTS (Ashley Yore/October 10) said Americare practitioner Thomas Elmore, Jr., 43, was charged after first waiting 36 hours to report the death of Tamara Naish. According to the news site, Naish died September 18th apparently from a self inflicted gunshot wound. Elmore admitted arguing with the woman but said she was alive when he left. Arriving police said a gun was found in Naish’s left hand, however she was right handed. A coroner backed up suspicions, ruling the death inconsistent with suicide. This is not Elmore’s first run-in with the law. He has previous criminal convictions on his record, including at least one for domestic violence.
** A Western Australia paramedic continues to recover in hospital after a Monday head-on crash left him with critical injuries. The West Australian (Gabrielle Knowles/October 12) said Wesley Ackerman, 33, has already undergone two different surgical procedures for leg, abdominal, and facial injuries. According to the newspaper, Ackerman’s condition remains critical but has stabilized in the last two days. He is currently sedated and intubated. Police said although the driver of the car involved has not been charged yet, accident recreation specialists believe the woman hit the EMS unit after pulling out into the opposing lane to pass another vehicle. Interestingly, however, a second woman, who sped through the accident scene after the accident, has been charged. She faces tags for reckless driving, possession of prohibited drugs and unauthorized disturbance of items in a police forensic area.