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Stepping Hill nurse Victorino Chua jailed for life

2015-05-19 13:09:19

Victorino ChuaVictorino Chua, pictured while on bail. His victims suffered classic symptoms of insulin overdose. Photograph: Rex/Rex

Nurse Victorino Chua, found guilty of murdering and poisoning patients at Stepping Hill Hospital, has been jailed for a minimum of 35 years.

Chua killed Tracey Arden, 44 and Derek Weaver, 83, at the hospital in Stockport, by injecting insulin into saline bags and ampoules.

Judge Mr Justice Openshaw described Chua as an "experienced nurse who used cunning" to poison patients.

The father of two was convicted on Monday following a three month trial.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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