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Nurse Charged With Killing 'Annoying' Patients

By    |   Wednesday, 15 October 2014 03:19 PM

An Italian nurse has been charged with killing more than three dozen hospital patients, many of whom were injected with lethal amounts of potassium chloride.

Her motive? She found the patients or their relatives “annoying,” the New York Post reports, 
 
Police arrested Daniela Poggiali, 42, a nurse who lives in the northeastern Italian town of Lugo, in connection with the deaths of as many as 38 patients.

Police said they have seized the woman’s cellphone, which included a photo she snapped recently of her giving a thumbs up next to a patient who died moments before, according to the Corriere di Bologna newspaper.

“I can assure you in that all my professional years of seeing shocking photos, there were few such as these,” prosecutor Alessandro Mancini said.

Poggiali was taken into custody over the weekend and booked for the alleged slaying of 78-year-old patient Rosa Calderoni, who died from an injection of potassium.

Calderoni had been admitted to the hospital with a routine illness before she died. Tests showed she died with a high amount of potassium, which can provoke cardiac arrest, in his bloodstream, according to the Central European News.

Her death triggered an investigation, which found that 38 others had died mysteriously while Poggiali was on duty, the news agency reported.

One of Poggiali’s fellow nurses said she was once reported for giving powerful laxatives to patients at the end of her shift to make work tougher for nurses working after her.

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