Nurse kills hundreds of hospital patients by injecting them with deadly cocktail of drugsBy Mason White 3:30 AM March 25, 2016
|Syringe with drugs (illustration)|
By: Feng Qian
A nurse was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing hundred of hospital patients by injecting them with a deadly cocktail of drugs, police in Denmark said.
Nykobing police said that they have arrested 31-year-old Christina Hansen, after being accused of using her position as a nurse of a busy hospital to kill numerous patients.
She was charged with three counts of murder in connection with the deaths of 66-year-old Viggo Petersen, 86-year-old Anna Lise Poulsen, and 72-year-old Arne Herskov.
According to the police investigation, the secretary of the hospital became suspicious after a surge in the number of deaths in the ward of Hansen.
The secretary reported that around 100 patients died during the course of a year, a much higher rate than at the hospital she previously worked at.
Hansen had also been very flirtatious with male doctors at the Nykobing Falster Hospital, creating a difficult environment. Hansen was arrested last year, after colleague caught her with two syringes next to a patient.
Hansen worked at the hospital for more than three years, causing an unknown number of deaths.
Hansen used a lethal cocktail of morphine, diazepam and cordarone, to kill the patients. No doctor or nurse would ever mix these drugs for medical purposes.
When Hansen was arrested, she had these three drugs in her possession.