SAN FRANCISCO — A woman, charged with fatally shooting her plastic surgeon after her breast implants leaked, came out of a coma Wednesday, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Theresa Ramirez, 45, was in fair condition recovering from a diabetes-induced coma, San Francisco General Hospital spokeswoman Alice Trinkl said.
Ramirez was one of several patients wanted for questioning when paramedics responded to a call for help Tuesday at a San Francisco hotel. They found her unconscious with two guns, one of them linking her to the July 3 fatal shooting of Petaluma plastic surgeon Michael Tavis, authorities said.
Police issued a warrant for her arrest Tuesday as she lay in a coma and posted a guard at her hospital bedside. As of Wednesday afternoon, authorities had yet to inform Ramirez of her rights and read the charges against her.
"She's in custody," Sonoma County Dist. Atty. Mike Mullins said. "She's not going anywhere. The next step is to monitor her progress and get the doctor's OK so that we can transfer her back to Sonoma County and schedule an arraignment."