Hazards of the job – The death of Dr. Caroline Ekong

Although there are risks attached to each and every job, there are definitely varying degrees of risks attached to each job. Some are on an extremely higher scale than others. As an executive who sits in the office all day, one can arguably say that your risk levels are lower than that of a Medical Doctor for instance who is constantly exposed to bodily fluids and much more. This story however takes the risk levels at work to a higher degree.

These were the thoughts that came into my head when I read this heart wrenching article about a lady who died simply for making decisions at work. According to Daily Mail UK, the woman, Dr. Caroline Ekong, 55, who until her death was a Psychiatrist at the Rockford Center, a mental health facility in Stanton, Delaware, was discovered dead in her house by her daughter with multiple stab wounds. She had been stabbed to death by a certain Christopher Frick who as an 18 year old, was sent to the mental facility at Dr. Ekong’s orders.

Caroline
Source: Daily Mail (Facebook)

Apparently, 3 years ago, Dr. Ekong had made a medical judgement to commit Christopher Frick, 21, to a mental institution based on an undisclosed ailment.

Daily Mail further adds that “Frick was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, home invasion and possession of burglary tools.

He is being held without bail.

Authorities said that a search of of the home of Frick’s parents as well as his residence at the University of Delaware produced evidence that showed the young man was ‘obsessed’ with Ekong – even though she had not seen him for three years.”

Let’s hope justice comes the way of Dr. Ekong and her family during this difficult time.

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