A Satanist nurse who posted photos of herself on Facebook posing with dead patients at a care home where she worked has been fined by a Swiss court.
According to the Daily Mail, Filipino-born Blaze Binder, 37, published the photos with captions saying she was the “soul thief” and “Hail Satan.”
Binder asked her 2,000 Facebook friends, where she goes by the name Ghostinthedark Satania Blaze, to guess if the pensioners were dead or alive, and told them that she was harvesting souls.
Nicknamed the “devil nurse” by local media, she also posed dressed in a nurse’s uniform outside an ambulance and in other pictures as a latex-clad dominatrix.
Binder is married to a Swiss man, and was employed at the care home in Mogelsberg when she shot the photos, but only published them after the facility shut down.
“Gonna send them to Hell where some belong, the rest in the compost pit for fertilizers – hehehe,” she wrote in one comment.
When a user commented that the posting was improper, Binder responded by writing: “I can put anything I want in my Facebook [page] it's mine. People who doesn't want what I post they can juz up and die death is normal people die all the time!”
The Swiss Association of Nurses was “shocked and upset” by the photos.
A court in St. Gallen, Switzerland found Binder guilty of “violating the peace of the dead” and fined her 1,200 Swiss francs ($1,487), The Local reports.
Relatives of one dead woman were angered by her posting. Ruedi Forrer, the woman’s 66-year-old son, said: “The images must instantly disappear from the internet. I do not understand for the life of me how such a thing can happen in a retirement home."
Adding to the controversy were other pictures on her Facebook account of Binder dressed as a “dominatrix” and promoting her services as the “queen of pleasures.”
Binder defended the pictures in an interview with Swiss newspaper Blick when the case was first made public.
The woman called the images “beautiful pictures” and said death was part of everyday life at the nursing home.
"I do not understand that people are upset about the photos."