Nestor Hernandez, 30, of Texas, United States has been convicted on different felonies since 2011. These felonies include robbery, aggravated robbery, burglary of a habitation and possession of a controlled substance.
In 2012, Hernandez was convicted of robbery and as a juvenile, he was committed to the Texas Youth Commission for delinquent conduct constituting the felony offense of assault of a public servant. In 2015, he was sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted of aggravated robbery.
While on parole for aggravated robbery, Hernandez went to the Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Dallas, Texas at around 11:00 a.m. on October 22, 2022 to visit his girlfriend, who had given birth to their child. Inside the hospital room, he accused her of cheating on him and began acting strange.
Wearing an active ankle monitor, Hernandez searched the room for another person then used a handgun to hit his girlfriend in the head. He later fatally shot two maternity ward nurses who entered the room.
A Methodist Health System Police officer arrived on scene and shot Hernandez. The parolee was wounded and was taken to another hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
Hernandez was later arrested and charged with capital murder. The names of the two nurses he fatally shot are yet to be released.
The Methodist Dallas Medical Center is an acute and teaching hospital. It is known for its high standards of care for medical issues that require expert-level treatment such as stroke, heart attack and heart failure.
Considered one of the leading teaching and referral hospitals in Texas, Methodist Dallas Medical Center is the main teaching and referral center for Methodist Health System. Among the services available at the hospital are urology services and vascular surgery services.