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    MS - Sister Margaret Held & Sister Paula Merrill, murdered, 25 Aug 2016 *Arrest*

    Authorities are investigating the brutal killings of two nuns that were reportedly stabbed to death at their home in Holmes County.

    Sister Paula Merrill, a nurse practitioner with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky, and Sister Margaret Held, a nurse practitioner with the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee, helped treat thousands of patients a year at the Lexington Medical Clinic, regardless of their ability to pay.

    http://www.clarionledger.com/story/n...rant/89352410/

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/25/us/mis...led/index.html

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    I have no words, this is so horrible. 💐

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    About Sister Paula Merrill

    https://scnfamily.org/paula/

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred&edna View Post
    About Sister Paula Merrill

    https://scnfamily.org/paula/
    I cannot wrap my head around this. I'm pretty confident they were praying for their killer(s) soul while being stabbed to death. Such love. And such hate.
    Heartbreaking

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    Maureen Smith, a spokeswoman for the Catholic Diocese of Jackson, said there were signs of a break-in at the home and the nuns' vehicle is missing. She said the sisters worked at the Lexington Medical Clinic, about 10 miles away from their home in Durant, one of the poorest areas in the state.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/08/25...ippi-home.html


    Maybe it will be a quick arrest if the killer still has the vehicle, or at the very least some evidence left behind.

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    Oh I pray they find who did this. So heartbreaking. If they can find the car that would be great. Fingerprints, DNA
    This is so sad.

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    I suppose, being one of the poorest areas in the state, robbery could have been the motive.

    I'm sure both of these women would have given them anything of monetary value

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    So sad. Robbery? I wonder if they wanted prescription drugs the nuns may have had? I know of several recent robberies of older people with prescriptions of pain pills etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katydid23 View Post
    So sad. Robbery? I wonder if they wanted prescription drugs the nuns may have had? I know of several recent robberies of older people with prescriptions of pain pills etc.
    One of the articles references a suspected home invasion, which makes little sense to me. Agree this is a very poor area so who knows...


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    This is just so wrong. I pray we hear of an arrest very very soon.
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    Not sure if there's anything new here:

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/n...clear-41654197

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred&edna View Post
    Not sure if there's anything new here:

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/n...clear-41654197
    The most important sentence from your article and I have been thinking this very same thing. The animals who did this hurt a lot of people by killing these 2 wonderful giving nun nurses.


    "I think their absence is going to be felt for a long, long time. Holmes County, it's one of the poorest in the state," Dew said. "There's a lot of people here who depended on them for their care and their medicines. It's going to be rough."

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    Quote Originally Posted by colette View Post
    The most important sentence from your article and I have been thinking this very same thing. The animals who did this hurt a lot of people by killing these 2 wonderful giving nun nurses.


    "I think their absence is going to be felt for a long, long time. Holmes County, it's one of the poorest in the state," Dew said. "There's a lot of people here who depended on them for their care and their medicines. It's going to be rough."
    Although LE hasn't released any info on possible suspects nor info on the stolen vehicle, I do hope the locals (IF called upon for assistance in finding the perps) will be helpful.

    The women had been living and working there for years, and it seems by all reports, they were liked/loved and appreciated, so maybe people will be forthcoming.

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    August 25, 2016
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    2 Nuns Killed in Mississippi; Signs Point to Home Break-In

    Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, perhaps victims of a break-in and vehicle theft, officials said Thursday.


    Authorities would not say if they have a suspect but disclosed that they'd recovered a car missing from the home and were towing it to a crime lab for analysis. They also did not release a cause of death, but the Rev. Greg Plata said police told him the sisters were stabbed.


    The nuns were identified as Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, both 68. Their bodies were taken to a state crime lab for autopsies.


    The women, both nurse practitioners, were found Thursday morning when they didn't report to work at a nearby clinic, where they provided flu shots, insulin and other medical care for children and adults who couldn't afford it.

    This story has been corrected to show that Hurricane Katrina was in 2005, not 2006.


    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/n...clear-41654197

    ETA: Apologies to fred&edna I did not see you posted this link ^^
    Last edited by GeeEm; 08-26-2016 at 12:01 AM. Reason: eta

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