New Jersey Nurse Found Dead


Mya Nethaway

On Feb. 7 a 31-year-old New Jersey nurse who was wanted for allegedly burning a hospital worker and hitting her with a wrench was found dead from an apparent suicide, prosecuters said. 

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said Nicholas Pagano was accused of attacking a 54-year-old employee in a Hackensack University Medical Center break room around 5:15 a.m on Monday.

Prosecutors said the victim suffered third-degree burns to her face, upper body and hands. She also had a laceration on her head that required stitches. The victim was listed in stable condition on Tuesday. 

Prosecutor’s said Pagano, of West Deptford, New Jersey, fled the hospital, causing a search by authorities. On Tuesday morning, prosecutors said Pagano had been found dead from a an apparent suicide in Waterford Township, New Jersey.