Tennessee Nurse Confesses To Sending Blood, Feces To Husband's Ex-Wife

By Jason Hall

June 23, 2021

Photo: Loudon County Sheriff's Office

A Tennessee nurse faces federal charges after she sent mailed packages containing human blood-stained feminine products and feces to her husband's ex-wife on multiple occasions.

Della Marie Gibson Lathum, 37, is accused of violating postal service rules by mailing biohazardous materials -- such as biological and regulated material waste -- which is not permitted in domestic mail excluding when sent for medical or veterinary use, WATE reports.

An arrest report obtained by WATE confirms Gibson voluntarily interviewed with police in April at Parkwest Medical Center, where she was employed as a registered nurse, and confessed to sending packages containing feces and a letter containing a blood-stained feminine napkin, to her husband's ex-wife.

Gibson also confirmed that the blood came from a patient who was being treated at the hospital, according to the arrest report.

Gibson told investigators she sent the packages to her husband's ex-wife because she wanted "the kids" to know the truth about the victim, accusing her of being lazy, not working and living off the system, adding that she herself had worked hard for everything she had.

Arrest warrants from the Loudon County Sheriff's Office confirmed Gibson admitted to sending another letter to the victim's ex-wife and used Parkwest Medical Center property to do so, addressing it with a return address to Women's Health Specialist and including the words "New Patient" stamped on the front in red ink.

WATE reports the letter included derogatory statements addressed to the victim.

Gibson admitted to stamping "New Patient" and the address on the envelope.

In late March, Gibson was arrested in Loudon County on vandalism charges after the ex-wife's work car was damaged while parked outside Lenoir City High School during a banquet for students.

The victim's children discovered damage to the car and Gibson admitted to intentionally damaging the vehicle, which was valued at more than $1,000, according to the arrest report.

Gibson also reportedly admitted to mailing another letter in April, which was disguised as a party invitation to the ex-wife's minor daughter, containing derogatory statements, which included "You are poor white trash faking a fancy life," as well as "your mom is broke and lazy & won't pay her bills."

Gibson was released on bond and documents detailing the conditions of her release include probation, travel restrictions and being prohibited from using alcohol.

Additionally, Gibson is not allowed to seek employment in the medical field and must avoid direct or indirect contact with the victim or the woman's minor children.

Arrest warrants state Gibson was arrested in May and released on bond and lists her as unemployed.

Gibson is scheduled to appear in court on stalking, harassment and vandalism charges on July 28, WATE reports.

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