New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney announced Thursday that the N.H. Board of Nursing has suspended the license of registered nurse Catherine George of Derry, N.H.
The emergency suspension, effective Oct. 23, was in response to questions surrounding the Oct. 9 death of George's brother-in-law, Randall Percival of Raymond, N.H. the attorney general's office said.
Percival grew up on the North Shore of Boston and had worked in Peabody for the last six years at Carl Zeiss, NTS, as a research and development optics engineer.
According to the attorney general's office, George went to the Derry Police Department on Oct. 14 and stated that she had killed her brother-in-law. She reportedly told police that she gave her brother-in-law 300 units of insulin, which she claimed to have brought home from her job.
The Board of Nursing has scheduled a hearing on Nov. 2 to determine if the suspension of George's license should continue pending completion of the board's investigation. A criminal investigation by the New Hampshire State Police Major Crimes Unit and Raymond Police is also ongoing.
According to his obituary, Percival had lived in Raymond, N.H. for the last 26 years, but he grew up in Wenham and formerly lived in Beverly, as well.