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Evil Nurse Sentenced To 35 Years In Jail For Killing 2 Patients, Poisoning 22 Others (PICTURED)

By Metro UK on May 19, 2015


'Evil angel' nurse sentenced to 35 years for poisoning 22 patients, killing two
Victorino Chua will be 80 before he is considered for parole (Photo Credit: Greater Manchester Police/PA Wire)

A nurse who killed two patients and poisoned 20 others who he was supposed to be caring for has been jailed for at least 35 years.

Self-styled ‘angel turned evil’ Victorino Chua injected insulin into saline bags and ampoules while working on two acute wards at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, in June and July 2011.

These were unwittingly used by other nurses, causing a series of insulin overdoses to mainly elderly victims.

In all, Chua was convicted of two murders, 22 counts of attempted grievous bodily harm, one count of grievous bodily harm, seven attempts of administering poison and one count of administering poison.

Tracey Arden, 44 and Alfred Weaver, 83, suffered agonising deaths and a third, Grant Misell, 41, was left brain damaged as the insulin overdoses starved the victims’ brains of oxygen.

Police were nearly forced to close the hospital for fears over patient safety.

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE.  Undated handout file photos issued by Greater Manchester Police of (left to right) Tracey Arden, 44, Arnold Lancaster, 71, and Alfred Derek Weaver, 83, as nurse Victorino Chua has been found guilty by a jury at Manchester Crown Court of murdering and poisoning hospital patients at Stepping Hill Hospital. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday May 18, 2015. Chua was found guilty of murdering Tracy Arden, 44, and Alfred Weaver, 83. He was cleared of murdering Arnold Lancaster, 81. who was suffering from cancer, but convicted of attempting to cause him grievous bodily harm with intent by poisoning. See PA story COURTS Hospital. Photo credit should read: Greater Manchester Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Tracey Arden (far left) and Alfred Derek Weaver (far right) both died after being poisoned by Victorino Chua (Photo Credit: Greater Manchester Police/PA Wire)

Father-of-two Chua, 49, described by detectives as a narcissistic psychopath, was convicted by a jury at Manchester Crown Court on Monday, May 18, 2015 following a three month trial.

His victims’ loved ones were in court today as Chua, who wore an impassive face throughout the entire trial, was told he would serve a minimum of 35 years before being eligible for parole.

Mr Justice Openshaw told the court: ‘He has committed a dreadful crime and he must now pay the price.’

His victims’ loved ones packed the public gallery above the dock where Chua sat below, with 10 jurors returning to court to see him sent down following a trial stretching over four months.

All sat grim faced in silence as Mr Justice Openshaw recounted the pain, suffering and deaths of his victims and the anguish of their loved ones.

Stifled cries could be heard from the public gallery as Chua was taken down.

Passing sentence Mr Justice Openshaw added: ‘What he did was inexplicable and irrational.

‘It is a striking, sinister and truly wicked feature of the case, he did not personally administer contaminated products directly to most of these patients but having left saline bags contaminated with insulin he did not know which nurse would unwittingly collect them and still less to which patient the nurse would then unwittingly administer the poison.

‘It is as if he left it to fate to decide who would be the victim.’

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