Tennessee nurse admits to mailing feces, blood to husband’s ex-wife

A Tennessee registered nurse faces federal charges for mailing packages to her husband’s ex-wife that contained biohazardous material, including a used sanitary napkin and feces

A criminal complaint filed by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service says 37-year-old Della Marie Gibson Lathum of Oak Ridge in Loudon County accuses her of violating U.S. Postal Service (USPS) rules for mailing two packages back in April.

According to WATE’s report, an arrest report says Gibson agreed to speak with agents at Parkwest Medical Center, and in that interview she admitted to mailing a package containing feces and a letter containing a blood-stained feminine pad. The report says Gibson also admitted the blood came from a patient of the hospital.

The report says Gibson told investigators she mailed the products because she wanted “the kids” to know the truth about the ex-wife; that the ex-wife was lazy, didn’t work and lived off the system. Gibson told investigators she worked hard for everything she had, according to WATE’s report.

Her employer fired her after her arrest. GIbson has been released on bond awaiting trial in federal court. While she waits for that, she’s been ordered to not seek employment in the medical field or have any contact with the victim and victim’s children.

In late March, Loudon County deputies arrested Gibson on vandalism charges after the ex-wife’s work car was damaged in the parking lot of Lenoir City High School during a banquet for students. The children discovered damage to the car, the arrest report says. Gibson admitted to intentionally causing the damage, valued at more than $1,000.

© 2021 Trenton Curtis Media Broadcasting Publications

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