The Irish Doctor and the Perfect Murders

Dr Colin Howell and Hazel Stewart

Dr Colin Howell and co-murderer Hazel Stewart: Just your average, smiling wealthy monsters next door

For just under 20 years a successful dentist lived and worked in the beautiful, Northern Ireland County of Antrim. And nobody in the city of Belfast, nor the surrounding villages, nor out in the rolling hill countryside – and most certainly none of his many patients – had the slightest idea this nondescript medical professional, who smiled at them daily as he passed by, was haunted by the ghosts of two people he had murdered, back in May, 1991.

And who do you suppose were the victims of his carefully plotted, long-secret scheme? The scheme that had worked so well it completely fooled the Belfast police – considered one of the brightest groups of detectives in the world? Well, one of the dead was his wife, and the other was the husband of his secret girlfriend.

Lesley Howell & Trevor Buchanan

The murder victims, Lesley Howell and Trevor Buchanan

Yes, indeed.

Doctor Colin Howell, age 31 at the time, had managed to convince police and everyone else, that his wife Lesley, as well as a police officer named Trevor Buchanan, had committed double suicide in a car parked on a country road. In fact, the good doctor had used carbon monoxide poisoning from the car’s engine. He rigged a hose to the exhaust and left them to die in an odorless gas-filled car. And it was his own car.

“The actions of the dentist were calculated, callous, manipulative, evil and wholly without mercy for two defenseless victims, one of whom was his wife and the other the loving husband of his co-accused.” (Attorney for the Crown, Kieran Murphy)

Case records show that the dentist had phoned in a missing person report on May 19, 1991 to Belfast police, saying his wife had failed to return home. Within hours police found her body in the trunk of the family car, in the garage of a house her father had owned, out on the Londonderry coastline.

Investigators noted that pictures of her family were scattered around her, and she wore stereo earphones. It looked for all the world as though she was wracked by guilt of her own secret affair. (Which was never the case) The music on her stereo was religious.

Police officer Trevor Buchanan, who was himself married, was found slumped in the driver’s seat. Doctor Colin Powell had taken great care to set up the convincing suicide scene. It looked just like a set in a movie. At the coroner’s inquest, the doctor testified he was grief-stricken – but not that surprised – that his wife might take her own life. He said Lesley had been having a hard time coping with the recent death of her father-in-law. He said she was depressed and needed sleeping pills to get through the night. And although it did seem odd that Lesley’s body was found in the trunk of the car, law enforcement believed what they saw, took the doctor at his word and closed the case. The double murder had worked perfectly.

With both spouses now in the ground, the doctor and his partner in crime – the wife of the dead police officer, Hazel Stewart – went on their merry way for years. She even collected the monthly death benefits from her dead husband’s retirement. And the dentist raked in his dead wife’s $600,000 insurance payout. Life was good.

But almost 20 years after the murder, Howell couldn’t take the silent guilt anymore. So he walked into a police station and confessed. And when he admitted to the affair with officer Buchanan’s wife, they arrested her too. Howell was sent to prison for life. Hazel Stewart, is now 47. She was found guilty of being complicit in the murders in March 2011 and sentenced to a minimum term of 18 years.

Doctors killing their spouses is one of the most common of crimes, and it happens weekly all over the world. Sometimes they get caught. Sometimes they don’t. But this case is a rarity, because this one actually confessed.

Our Newest Social Disease? “Sensitivity Coma.” It Turns Smart Folks Into Idiots

The ‘Mind-Freeze’ Tolerance of Outrageous Behavior

Consider this:

18 months before the day the World Trade Center was destroyed, a civil service staff member at a Florida branch of the Department of Agriculture had an unnerving encounter with the Muslim leader of the 911 attack: 33-year-old Egyptian fanatic Mohammed Atta.

WTC

We can thank the idiocy of ‘cultural inclusion at all costs,’ for this

Atta had walked into her office one morning in May 2000 and ordered the woman at the desk to immediately issue him a loan for $600,000. “I need to buy a plane,” he said mysteriously. The woman was more than a little surprised, but told Atta there was a process involved in borrowing money from a U.S. government agency, and that process started with an application.

Atta exploded in anger. She was being unreasonable! Probably because he was a foreigner! How would she like it if he climbed over the desk and just took the money?

Mohamed Atta“Maybe I should just cut your throat with my knife.”

To her credit, the government employee remained calm and explained that her office did not deal with cash at all. Any and all transactions were issued by mail and by check. But it all started with an application of need.

While the frightening encounter was going on, as the woman explained to the FBI later, Atta noticed a large aerial picture on the office wall displaying sites of interest – such as the Lincoln Memorial – in the nation’s capital city. Atta demanded that she sell him the photograph. And when she explained it was not for sale, he went off on another bizarre tirade, threatening to blow up the landmarks and monuments in the picture. And it wasn’t long before he started asking her questions about the World Trade Center.

Now, a mental case walking into anyone’s office is troubling enough. But to our mind, what’s far more troubling is the mind-frame of the woman behind the counter.

I sensed the man was trying hard to make the cultural leap from his country to ours,” she told authorities.

Yes, indeed. She really did say that.

So, let’s peel back a few layers of this onion. A psycho ambles into your workplace unannounced and threatens to rob the company safe. He yammers that he needs to buy an airplane. He freakishly starts threatening to blow up government buildings and sites of historical significance. He blurts out that he could easily slash your throat. Did this educated professional government employee think it might be a bright idea to contact law enforcement and tell them . . . oh, we don’t know , , , what just happened?

She did not.

I felt bad for him, and was trying to make his transition into our society easier.”

Lord, love a duck you people.

This poor, apparently well-meaning lady, was so addicted to her “tolerance” of garbage-level behavior, that in her zeal to bend over backwards to accommodate immigrants – she failed to recognize her brain was tilted more to the Left than the Tower of Pisa.

And it hurts our mouth to report the mentally-challenged folks who think like this number in the millions.

In fact, so prevalent is it to remain “tolerant” of outrageous behavior at all costs – behavior that would shoot warning flares towards anyone capable of logical thought – that it is outright blinding us to the new normal: the zeitgeist of the group-think, “we have no right to be judgmental” nonsense.

Well, here’s a news flash: yeah, we really do have that right. In fact, we owe it to ourselves and our children. It’s called social responsibility.

In the end, this deliberately fragile-minded woman gets to live the rest of her life knowing that her inaction when it mattered – her visceral craving to be non-judgmental – rendered her wholly incapable of recognizing what a child could have seen: there was a shark in the town swimming pool.

Well, you know the rest, do you not? The following year, this same wild-eyed religious freak, Mohammed Atta, crashed a Boeing 767 into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, killing everyone on board. The crash led to the collapse of the tower, ultimately causing the deaths of over 1,600 civilians and first responders in the North Tower.

Oh, and that comment he’d made about slashing an American’s throat? He got the opportunity to do that, too – in the name of Allah, of course.

Moral of the story? Tolerance – taken to the extreme – is the skeleton of an adult with no ethical spinal column.

Doctor vs Doctor Murder Case Finally Over

Go ahead: ask us again why – in the cloistered halls of medicine – we call these characters Third World Assassins.

In New Haven Connecticut last week Doctor Lishan Wang finally decided to plead No Contest, to the killing of his former hospital colleague on April 26 2010. The case has been allowed to drag on for a ridiculous 7 years because – among other insanities – this fool believed he could defend his rage by playing his own lawyer.

Dr Lishan Wang 2

Dr Lishan Wang in court during his murder trial. His case is the pluperfect example of the clash of cultures our naïve nation endures: a Chinese MD despises an Indian MD in the U.S. for on-the-job reprimands – so he hunts him down and kills him

Lab coat lunatic Wang, now age 51, has been held both in jail and at psychiatric hospitals since the fateful day he shot and killed Doctor Vajinder Toor at the victim’s home in Branford.

Dr Vajinder Toor

Dr Vajinder Toor of Yale University

Wang – originally charged with Murder – now stands convicted of First Degree Manslaughter, as well as multiple other firearm felonies. The state prosecutor told the media that they elected to lower the Murder charge to Manslaughter because Wang was under “extreme emotional disturbance at the time.”

So in other words, if your constant temper tantrums at work cause your boss to reprimand you, you qualify for a lesser degree of Homicide by playing the  “Duh, I was really, really stressed” card when you killed him and tried hard to kill his pregnant wife.

In what room of the Twilight Zone does that make sense?

Wang also pleaded No Contest to Assault for shooting at Toor’s wife. She was able to avoid being murdered in her driveway by hiding behind their car, as her husband lay dead on the lawn.

Within the hour police spotted Wang’s truck near a freeway on-ramp and stopped him at gunpoint. They discovered he had 3 pistols, 1,000 rounds of ammunition, and directions to Toor’s home. As he would say later, that didn’t mean he was planning to shoot anybody.

Wang has argued for years that Doctor Toor unfairly cost him his job at a Brooklyn hospital, and had filed hundreds of motions to the court addressing his belief he was wrongfully fired. Time after time and year after year, the courts ruled that his complaints were illogical and had no bearing whatsoever on the Murder case. But since he was goofily allowed to act as his own attorney, he kept his case out of the courtroom for years.

By the No Contest plea, Wang agrees to accept punishment without admitting guilt. That way, he creates his last legal loophole: No Contest means he is no longer subject to millions of dollars in civil suits. America. What a country, eh?

Wang will eligible for release from prison in about 25 years.

As a citizen of Beijung China, he could be deported. Don’t bet on it. 

Judge Patrick J Clifford is expected to sentence the crazed physician to 32 years in state prison, in late September.

 

Healthcare’s Religious Psychos: Move to the USA, Set up Shop and Start Sexually Brutalizing ‘the Females’ in God’s Name

“Due to the secretive nature of this procedure, we are unlikely to ever know how many children were tortured by Doctor Nagarwala. The Minnesota girls were not the first victims.” (U.S. Attorney Sara Woodward)

Dr Muslims

Just your friendly, well-assimilated, child sexual torturers next door. Here’s a nifty and  ever-so-inclusive thought: let’s invite lots more

 

In Detroit Michigan this week a federal prosecutor announced that 2 physicians and one of their spouses are believed to have sexually tortured as many as 100 girls and women over a 12-year period than began about 2005.

You may want to go back and read that paragraph again.

Investigators have learned the identities of at least 8 victims of Doctor Jumana Nagarwala; Doctor Fakhruddin Attar and his wife Farida Attar, a non-physician.

As Medical Miscreants reported last month, Nagarwala, age 44, is apparently the first person to be arrested in the U.S. under federal law, for what is referred to as FGM. In April, the FBI announced that Nagarwala and Attar had secretly performed the horrific cultural ritual of FGM on two 7-year-old Minnesota girls. The 2 Muslim doctors lacerated the children’s vaginas while Attar’s wife pinned the victims’ arms to the bed.

The little girls told police they were told they were being “cut to get the germs out.” An emergency pediatrician informed detectives that the children’s labia were lacerated, deformed with scar tissue and their vaginas were partially sewn closed.

Although federal investigators estimate 100 women and young girls have been tortured by these individuals alone, U.S. Attorney Sara Woodward stated the total number of victims is certainly much higher. She said in a press conference thatDr. Nagarwala used Dr. Fakhruddin’s clinic at least a half-dozen times a year.”

Both MDs have been charged with transportation of children with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. They could receive sentences of life in prison.

Farida Attar is being charged with conspiracy to commit FGM. She faces up to 20 years behind bars if convicted.

The Attars were released from jail this week, but a federal judge ordered that the couple’s young daughter may not live in the home, and their passports have been confiscated.

Nagarwala is in jail on a “no bail” hold. Her trial is expected to begin in early October.

 

FDA Steps Out of it’s Drug-Adoring Comfort Zone. Mark it on Your Calendar

There has been an interesting development in the wide, wide, wicked world of modern medicine this month. The Food and Drug Administration has “asked” the drug cartel Endo Pharmaceuticals to immediately stop selling its slow-release tablets of a narcotic painkiller, which has been a serious moneymaker for the company since 2012.Opana ER

The drug in question Opana ER is a reformulation of oxymorphone, which is a synthetic form of morphine. The drug was originally marketed as a nasal spray in 2006. But abusers were finding it easy to snort and thus, overdose. Now there’s a news flash.

OPANA ER pillsAnd so, to make the drug delivery system safer, they combined the ingredients into an extremely hard tablet – resistant to breaking, crushing, dissolving or chewing. Even so, drug abusers are finding numerous, lethal ways to kill themselves with  Opana ER, which is far more powerful than morphine.

“After careful consideration, we are seeking removal based on concern that the benefits of the drug may no longer outweigh its risks. We are facing an opioid epidemic. It is a public health crisis, and we must take all necessary steps to reduce the scope of opioid abuse.” (FDA Commissioner Dr Scott Gottlieb)

 

This is the first time in history, apparently, that the FDA has moved to ban an already-approved opioid pain medication, due to consequences of abuse.

PILL HEAD

Think drug dealers see you as a human being? Think again

“We will continue to take regulatory steps when we see situations where an opioid product’s risks outweigh its benefits, not only for its intended patient population but also in regard to its potential for misuse and abuse,” Gottlieb said.

“The abuse and manipulation of reformulated Opana ER by injection has resulted in a serious disease outbreak. When we determined that the product had dangerous unintended consequences, we made a decision to request its withdrawal from the market.” (Janet Woodcock, MD, Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research)

So if Endo Pharmaceuticals chooses to obey the FDA “request” – that will result in at least ONE dangerous drug taken out of the public abuse-arsenal. Not to worry. There are still thousands more out there to pop into your goofy and gullible mouth. Just for fun, here’s a list of other, legal drugs that kill just about 300 of us every day of the year:

http://drugabuse.com/library/drugs-a-z/

How Can We Not Fall in ‘Wiggle-Our-Toes Love’ With Our Gifted Lab Coat Leaders?

BONES Funny

In Washington DC there actually exists a medical job title called the Orthopedic Surgeon General of the U.S.  Yes indeed. Now as many of you know, we already have a Surgeon General, the head of the Public Health Service (That’s their nifty warnings on every pack of cigarettes) The person who currently occupies the post of “Orthopod-Surg-Gen” is Doctor Brock Hammersley, and he has seen fit to take time out of his busy schedule to proclaim today a national holiday honoring – you guessed it bones. Yes, today is National Bone Day.

BONE DAY

Show a little appreciation, for Heaven’s sake

“Bones mean a lot to me; they mean a lot to all of us in the orthopedic community, and they should mean a lot to every American with a skeleton.” explained Hammersley. “That’s why I’ve created National Bone Day.  So we can reflect and maybe even toast a glass of milk.”

He went on to argue, and correctly so, we must admit, that without our bones known as the skeleton, the rest of our bodies would be weirdly fleshy puddles on the floor, which we’d all keep slipping and sliding on. We wouldn’t be breaking any bones, of course, but you can visualize the problem of bones vs no bones.

“When was the last time we all took a minute to thank our bones?” Hammersley asked.  “We owe them gratitude for their service. They don’t get the glitz & glamour that the face does, nor the flashy PR of sexy abs.  How fair is that?”

So now we suppose we can all look forward to other lab coat libertines naming future holidays after body parts.  We kinda like Tummy Tuesday, and could really take a shine to National Navel Week.

But that’s just us.