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Friends & co-workers mourn 38-year-old Geneva woman

In what Geneva Police say was an instance of domestic violence, Emily Carson, a 38-year-old mother of three was violently attacked, and then shot in a murder-suicide that rocked the city on Sunday afternoon.Pedro Pachecho began assaulting Carson in an SUV, where the fight carried out onto the sidewalk and parking lot surface. At that point, witnesses say Pachecho assaulted her, threw her to the ground, and shot her in the abdomen. It was in that moment Pachecho turned the gun on himself.Police say that there wasn’t any pattern. There were no calls to 911, no report log, or history of domestic violence between the pair. However, the actions and tragedy that occurred on Sunday proves that there was at least one, extreme instance of domestic violence.Sunday was Carson’s birthday. She had just turned 38-years-old, and the entire situation took her family by complete surprise. Her sister called the tragedy a shock and said that Carson’s children meant everything to her. Monica Brasted, the victim’s sister said, “They are the joy of her life, she lived for them they would do so many fun things, go camping hikes down by the lake and just they knew she loved them. And she knew they loved her too.”The investigation is ongoing, but the outcry of support from those who knew Carson has been overwhelming in Geneva. A memorial has been created on the site where the violent attack took place.Finger Lakes Health released the following statement on Monday:“Our community lost an extraordinary nurse, a joy-filled woman, a loving mother, daughter and sister, and a fierce patient advocate.Emily Carson, RN, grew up in Geneva. Emily started as a certified nurse assistant (CNA) at the Living Centers at Geneva beginning in 1997. She earned her licensed practical nurse (LPN) diploma at the Marion S. Whelan School of Practical Nursing at Geneva General Hospital in 1999. She received her registered nurse (RN) degree from the Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing in 2010. Emily’s mother, Kitty Carson was our long-time nurse manager of the Geneva General Hospital Emergency Department, and worked at Geneva General Hospital for 35 years. Emily followed in her mother’s footsteps.Emily worked at Geneva General Hospital for 18 years. In addition to her early work as a CNA, she worked on 2 West as an LPN, then an RN caring for medical/surgical patients. Since 2010, she has worked as a key member of our Emergency Department RN team. Her children were also beloved members of our Child Care Center family.Emily will be remembered by her Finger Lakes Health family as truly authentic, a dedicated nurse and unwavering patient advocate. She had a contagious laugh, warm sense of humor, incredible spirit, and deep compassion.Our prayers and thoughts are with her family, friends, and colleagues, especially her mother, Kitty, father, Paul, and her three children. Emily will forever be part of the Finger Lakes Health family.We are also incredibly proud of her Emergency Department colleagues who displayed exemplary professionalism on Sunday, February 21, 2016, as they so lovingly cared for Emily, and all of whom, in spite of their own grief, continued to deliver critically needed care to our community and all their other patients.”

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