'Psychopathic' Doctor Accused of Killing Patients

Australian doctor allegedly had to be restrained
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2012 4:17 PM CDT
'Psychopathic' Doctor Accused of Killing Patients
A doctor in Australia has been accused of murdering his own patients.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – An allegedly psychopathic doctor who tried to kill his own patients may finally lose his job in Australia after four years of complaints, the Courier & Mail reports. The doctor, whose name hasn't been released, killed at least two elderly patients by unplugging them in a hospital and had to be physically restrained from killing more, according to testimony before a government crimes commission. "It was really horrifying," a doctor said. "He was prepared to kill people if it saved his authority from being questioned."

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The doctor was trying to cover up his incompetence and "might kill you if he took a dislike to something you did or said," the commission heard. "Lots more patients would have died if the doctors had not gone around and turned them back on," whistleblower Jo Barber said. "The doctors were not interviewed by police, even though there was compelling evidence of unlawful killings." Health Minister Lawrence Springborg yesterday called for the doctor to be deregistered. (Read more doctor stories.)

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