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Nurse arrested for killing 3 patients at hospital

By Mason White 12:41 PM March 31, 2014
Stepping Hill Hospital 

By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) A nurse is facing three murder charges after allegedly killing three hospital patients, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

Now, the nurse has appeared in court for trial in the murder of three patients at Stepping Hill Hospital.

Victorino Chua, 48, did not say much during a three-minute hearing at the Manchester Magistrate’s Court. He was told that he faces a total of 34 charges for the murders of Tracey Arden, 44, Arnold Lancaster, 71, and Derek Weaver, 83.

These three patients and 18 others were deliberately poisoned with contaminated products at the Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport. Chua was arrested and charged after a lengthy investigation by police.

According to the police investigation, the patients all suffered from low blood sugar levels. Investigators later discovered that several bags of saline had been manipulated.