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Killer nurse Victorino Chua has appeal rejected

By Cathy Gordon

Published 29/07/2016

A hospital nurse who murdered two patients and poisoned others has failed in a bid to challenge his conviction and sentence
A hospital nurse who murdered two patients and poisoned others has failed in a bid to challenge his conviction and sentence

A hospital nurse who murdered two patients and poisoned others has failed in a bid to challenge his conviction and sentence.

Victorino Chua was jailed for life with a minimum term of 35 years last year after a hearing at Manchester Crown Court. His applications for permission to appeal against both conviction and sentence were rejected yesterday by judges at the Court of Appeal in London.

The father-of-two (50), who was described by police as a narcissistic psychopath, 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 insulin overdoses to mainly elderly victims. When the self-styled "angel turned evil" was sentenced, trial judge Mr Justice Openshaw called his actions "indescribably wicked".

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