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Alleged Murderer Jennifer Hall Arrested in Kansas

Jennifer Anne Hall. Photo courtesy Livingston County Sheriff's Office

OVERLAND PARK, KS – Jennifer Anne Hall was arrested in Kansas on Thursday evening on a Livingston County arrest warrant for first degree murder.

Hall is a former employee of Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe.

It is alleged in a probable cause affidavit that during Hall’s employment the number of cardiac collapse incidents made an alarming rise. A total of eighteen incidents occurred during Hall’s five months at the hospital which were reported as suspicious.

The Chillicothe Police Department says pneumonia patient Fern Franco was discovered dead on the morning of May 18th, 2002. Hall was placed on administrative leave after Franco’s death.

The probable cause affidavit says the decedent’s remains were disinterred and an autopsy revealed the presence of substances not prescribed to her and which were not ordered by doctors. It is alleged that a toxicology expert’s opinion is that the cause of Franco’s death was poisoning.

Some media reports have characterized Hall as an “angel of death.” Extradition from Kansas to Livingston County is in process.

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