Richard Everly had been a lucky man his whole life. Lucky enough to survive combat duty in Europe during World War II - twice decorated for valor. Lucky enough to marry a loyal woman who gave him six children. And lucky enough to live to be 102 years old. Unfortunately, good luck eventually runs out.
Mr. Everly was hospitalized at the Hugh Carey University Research Hospital, in Mount Kisco, New York due to a mild case of pneumonia. When his nurse checked on the old war hero earlier in the evening, he was sedated and resting comfortably. Four hours later, after the nurses had changed shifts, is when the killer cautiously reared her head.
No one realized that there was a serial killer on the loose in the hospital. The murderer was responsible for the deaths of three patients during the previous month alone. Her method was a simple one. She merely crawled into bed with each of them and gave them a nasty bite, which later festered into an ugly wound, resulting in paralysis and death.
Mini was a 103-day old intentionally infected lab mouse. She had escaped from the busy antitoxin research laboratory upstairs on the fifth floor. They never did catch the stealthy little white mouse. Eventually 13 people lost their lives because of her bite.
The botulism outbreak at the hospital did become national news after the death of Richard Everly, one of the few surviving combat veterans from the Great War. He had taken 12 lives during his career as a soldier. One less than Mini had during her career as a pest.
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