Former nurse charged with six murders

A former nurse, who has been arrested in August 2014, was accused of multiple murders by the prosecutor. She will face charges including six counts of murder, which she allegedly committed between 2010 and 2014 by purposely injecting a very high dose of potassium to multiple patients.

According to the prosecutor, a 50-years-old former employee of a hospital facility in Rumburk, a town of 11 000 in the north of the Czech Republic, committed 6 murders of hospitalized elderly patients.

Information was confirmed by the spokesman for the regional office of the prosecutor in Ústí nad Labem.

Although the case was at first investigated as a possibly assisted suicide of a 70-years-old patient, police later denied that the victim was aware of nurse’s actions. Subsequently homicide detectives were investigating another 11 suspicious deaths in the hospital and found another 5 cases of potassium overdose which led to cardiac arrhythmia and cardiac arrest.

The suspected nurse was taken into custody on 22nd August 2014 and currently awaits trial.