Beginning on November 7, the 31-year-old Nestor Hernandez, a convicted felon, will stand trial for capital murder for his alleged role in the shooting deaths of Jaqueline Pokuaa, a healthcare worker, and nurse Katie Annette Flowers at Dallas Methodist Hospital.
Hernandez was visiting his girlfriend who had just given birth on October 22, 2022, when she was in the hospital’s mother-baby unit. Hernandez allegedly hit his girlfriend on the head several times with his gun after accusing her of adultery, according to an arrest warrant.
Hospital social worker Jaqueline Pokuaa, 45, entered the room to respond to the patient at that point, according to the police. As per reports, Hernandez got up, walked over to Pokuaa, and fired a shot.
Hernandez faces charges of both aggravated assault against a public worker and aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon.
Hernandez completed six of his eight-year jail term for aggravated robbery in 2015, the year of the incident. He disconnected the ankle monitor that was meant to be on him.
This led to legislative reforms wherein those on parole or bond might be charged with a felony if they intentionally take their ankle monitor off or deactivate it.
Up to two weeks may pass during this trial.