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Hospital gunman drove across three states to kill 70-year-old mom



Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 4:28 PM

A gunman drove for hours to arrive at a New Hampshire hospital and kill his mother, according to prosecutors.

Travis Frink is accused of murdering 70-year-old Pamela Ferriere Tuesday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire, sending terror through the facility after opening fire in the intensive care unit.

Ferriere was being treated for an aneurysm at the hospital and expected to be released Friday before her son came to pay her a visit and allegedly told his stepfather Robert to leave the room.

Police say Frink, 48, then silently pulled a gun out and shot his mother as she screamed.

He then allegedly left the room without saying a word, and was arrested while leaving the hospital campus.


Travis Frink is accused of murdering his mother at a New Hampshire hospital after driving from Rhode Island.

(Jennifer Hauck/AP)

No motive was given, with Robert Ferriere saying Wednesday, “I’m not a mind reader.”

Frink pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, and was ordered held without bail.

Online estimates show it can take close to four hours to cross New England from Warwick, R.I., to the hospital.

Neighbors in Rhode Island said the accused gunman mostly kept to himself, though had experienced tragedy four years ago.


First responders, doctors, staff and patients were evacuated from the hospital on Tuesday.

(Charles Hatcher/AP)

Police found Frink’s ex-wife Kathleen Frink and their 3-year-old son dead in a running car with fogged windows in 2013, opening it to the smell of alcohol and vomit.

No foul play was expected.

Frink’s LinkedIn page shows that he has worked for years in technical support and administration.

His Facebook page shows that he became engaged last December.

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