Life in prison for ex-nurse in 5 bleach deaths
April 02, 2012 9:44 PM
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
LUFKIN A former Texas nurse convicted of killing five dialysis patients by injecting them with bleach should spend the rest of her life in prison with no chance of parole, jurors who earlier convicted the woman of capital murder said Monday.
Kimberly Saenz was convicted Friday of killing the patients at a clinic run by Denver-based health care giant DaVita Inc. She also received three 20-year terms for aggravated assault in the cases of five other patients who were deliberately injured at the facility in East Texas.
Jurors spent about 45 minutes deliberating before returning with a decision on the punishment. They also could have recommended that Saenz receive the death penalty.
"I was hoping for the death penalty but I'm all right," said Wanda Hollingsworth, whose mother was among Saenz's victims.
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