17th April 2024
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How Texas Man, George Pickering Saves Son’s Life By Drawing A Gun On Doctors In 2015

How Texas Man, George Pickering Saves Son’s Life By Drawing A Gun On Doctors In 2015

Doctors at a hospital in Texas had informed George Pickering that his son was in a state of brain death, beckoning on him to sign Son’s death warrant, which he rejected with so much aggression.

They explained that his son showed “no brain activity” and the decision had been made to remove life support.

Pickering, however, was unconvinced by their assessment and resorted to extreme measures by drawing a firearm.

According to report by By Yanan Wang in The Washington Post on December 23, 2015, Gary Hammond, Tomball police’s head of criminal investigations, told the Houston Chronicle at the time that Pickering was “distraught” over the care his son, George Pickering III, was receiving. The younger Pickering was on life support after having a stroke.

According to witnesses, Pickering yelled, “I’ll kill all of you,” and pointed the gun at hospital workers. A nurse and Pickering’s ex-wife left after he reportedly said, “You don’t think that’s the only weapon I got.”

He demanded that the doctors continue their efforts to save his son’s life, threatening to use the gun if they refused.

This situation escalated into a tense standoff lasting three hours, during which Pickering faced off against the police while the medical team performed additional tests on his son.

The hospital was secured under lockdown as police negotiators tried to reason with Pickering, who remained adamant.

In a pivotal moment, Pickering’s son, previously declared braindead, responded to his father’s request to squeeze his hand, indicating cognitive presence.

Following this revelation, Pickering peacefully surrendered to the authorities.

George Pickering II subsequently served a prison sentence of 11 months. Remarkably, his son experienced a complete recovery.

Gary Hammond, Tomball police’s head of criminal investigations, told the Houston Chronicle at the time that Pickering was “distraught” over the care his son, George Pickering III, was receiving. The younger Pickering was on life support after having a stroke.

According to witnesses, Pickering yelled, “I’ll kill all of you,” and pointed the gun at hospital workers. A nurse and Pickering’s ex-wife left after he reportedly said, “You don’t think that’s the only weapon I got.”

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