Nurse accused of killing three, poisoning 18

A nurse is on trial in the British city of Manchester, accused of killing three of her patients and poisoning 18 others. (Supplied)

A nurse is on trial in the British city of Manchester, accused of killing three of her patients and poisoning 18 others in a hospital, according to a report in the Arabic daily newspaper ‘Emarat Al Youm’ quoting DBA, London.

Nurse Victorino Chua, 49, has denied the 36 charges against her, including the three murders.

The nurse is facing charges of crimes against 21 patients during seven months until January 2012.

Prosecutors said in court that it is difficult to determine the motive behind poisoning the patients and the person responsible for these crimes is the only one who can explain the reasons for her actions.

It was reported that Chua was alleged to be contaminating medicines and changing the dosages of drugs that patients were taking.
 

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