Nurse Arrested Over Hospital Sabotage Deaths

British nurse faces murder charges over insulin poisoning deaths
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2011 1:53 AM CDT
Police stand guard outside Stepping Hill hospital in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England, after the deaths of three patients.    (AP Photo/Dave Thompson/PA)

(Newser) – A nurse has been arrested on suspicion of murdering three patients who died after vials of intravenous saline solution were tampered with. The 27-year-old suspect worked in the two wards in a British hospital where a total of 14 patients fell ill after receiving solution contaminated with insulin, the Telegraph reports. The sabotage was discovered after hospital staff reported a higher than usual number of patients with unexplained low blood sugar levels.

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