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    TX - Five dialysis patients killed with bleach injections, Lufkin, 2008

    Nurse 'killed five dialysis patients by injecting their IV lines with bleach' (Daily Mail)
    A nurse accused of injecting dialysis tubes with bleach, killing five patients and injuring five more, goes on trial [today].

    Kimberly Saenz, 38, is charged with murder in the deaths and aggravated assault in the injuries at the DaVita Dialysis clinic in Lufkin, Texas.

    Saenz, who was arrested after a boom in emergency calls prompted an investigation into the clinic, has pleaded not guilty and was released on bail. If convicted, prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty.
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    more background on the story at link above

    Lufkin woman says she saw former nurse inject patient with bleach (Lufkin Daily News)
    From the confines of her dialysis chair, a Lufkin woman claimed Monday that she watched former Davita Dialysis nurse Kimberly Saenz draw up bleach from a cleaning pail into syringes and then inject it into two patient lines.
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    She described for the 12-member jury how on the morning of April 28, 2008, she watched a “fidgety” Saenz looking around to see who might be watching as she injected the bleach into two patients — Marva Rhone and Carolyn Risinger.

    She said Saenz’s actions first caught her attention because she put a bleach pail, normally kept on a counter top, on the floor.
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    much more of today's testimony at link above

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    Geez 0h Pete

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    Certainly not your 'Nancy Nurse"!

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    Technician says injecting patient with bleach would attract attention
    A former DaVita Dialysis patient care technician testified Tuesday that she watched her patients closely and that if Kimberly Saenz had injected one of them with bleach, it wouldn’t have gone unnoticed.

    Angie Rodriguez was the first witness to take the stand Tuesday on the second day of Saenz’s capital murder trial. If convicted, Saenz faces life in prison or death by lethal injection on a charge of capital murder in connection with the 2008 deaths of five DaVita patients.

    Rodriguez testified she was partnered with Saenz in caring for patients on April 28, 2008, the same day two of those patients claim to have seen the now 38-year-old Saenz inject bleach into two patient lines.
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    Saenz’s defense attorney, Ryan Deaton, questioned the prosecution’s theory that the woman’s episode was brought on by bleach, as it lasted only six minutes.
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    more at link above; the Lufkin Daily News is publishing lengthy trial coverage daily

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    I spent 6 weeks last fall in the hospital with my sister who nearly died from unexpected complications from a surgery. She has been a nurse and hospital administrator herself over a lifetime career. She was NOT in her home hospital (or anywhere close).

    There was a housekeeper who was rude, obnoxious, and incompetent in the extreme, some kind of personality disorder, I think. One day she poured a bucket of nasty mop water on the floor in my sisters bathroom and left it (on purpose), causing my sister's gown and footies to get soaking wet whenever she went to the bathroom

    When I headed to the nurses station to ask them to send someone to clean it up, my sister stopped me. I was shocked and mentioned the risk of infection from the nastiness. My sister, with a genuine look of fear in her eyes, said that the woman obviously had a personality disorder and was in a position to kill her unnoticed if she so chose. My sister knows. I believed her. I cleaned it up myself.

    She also said to NEVER leave a patient unattended in the hospital. After that, I believed her; it's why I stayed so long. Altogether, we logged pages and pages of errors and misjudgments, from doing the wrong tests to losing her in transport to giving her the wrong dietary trays (GRAVY first meal after gallbladder removal, wtf!?).

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    Anyone know the status of this situation?

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    Bleach in an IV. OMG. That must have been so painful. What a horrendous crime.
    “Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneLove View Post
    Anyone know the status of this situation?
    A parade of expert witness testimony heard in the trial of nurse accused of injecting patients with bleach

    http://www.ktre.com/story/17157053/a...ts-with-bleach

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    Coworker testifies in day eight of capital murder trial

    Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 1:15 am

    By JESSICA COOLEY and ANDY ADAMS/The Lufkin News

    A former coworker of nurse Kimberly Saenz testified in her capital murder trial Wednesday that she acted strangely after a patient’s heart stopped beating on April 1, 2008.

    Patient care technician Cory Smith said he got the crash cart for the cardiac arrests of two patients, including Clara Strange and Thelma Metcalf. They are two of the five people Saenz stands accused of killing by injecting them with bleach.

    http://lufkindailynews.com/news/loca...871e3ce6c.html


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    I sure hope this nurse, if guilty, does not have a history working in home healthcare on the side.

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    Such a bizarre case. I assume she'd just have to be crazy? I mean there is not commonality between the victims, she was smart enough to have a job, she had kids, etc. Seemed pretty normal - but must have been a sociopath? I don't get it, but glad she was caught and found guilty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownRice View Post
    Such a bizarre case. I assume she'd just have to be crazy? I mean there is not commonality between the victims, she was smart enough to have a job, she had kids, etc. Seemed pretty normal - but must have been a sociopath? I don't get it, but glad she was caught and found guilty.
    Is it possible, though, that the commonality was that each patient caused a pathological resentment in this woman's homicidal personality?

    The housekeeper in my sister's hospital room that could have cost my sister her life seemed to be pathologically resentful as a way of life. She constantly heaved and sighed, didn't look anyone in the eyes, rolled her eyes when she thought no one could see her, and only gave us hateful looks when we tried to be nice to her. We chose to think that she may have some extreme hardship or trauma in her life that left her severely emotionally impaired and maybe there was something about us personally that tripped her trigger. We will never know. But I know I believed my sis when she said this woman had the power to kill her easily. It was VERY scary.

    Maybe the nurse that was just convicted in this case felt slighted by the least little insignificant thing. Maybe she felt these other women were undeservedly fortunate, or better looking, or treated her like a servant (in her mind). When a person has a resentful personality, it really doesn't take much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneLove View Post
    When a person has a resentful personality, it really doesn't take much.
    Yeah, this is definitely true.

    Your sister's experience scares the heck out of me.

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