Victorino Chua found guilty of murder.
A nurse who described himself as angel turned evil has been found guilty of murdering his own patients.Chua was found guilty of two murders and cleared of a third.In a letter read out in court that Chua had wriiten,he said "there is a devil in me" "and there are things that he will take to his grave"
The “caring, unassuming and conscientious” nurse in Greater Manchester has been foundguilty of murdering and poisoning hospital patients.
Filipino Victorino Chua, 49, faces life in jail after being convicted of murdering two people and harming others by poisoning them with insulin-contaminated ampoules and saline drips while working on two wards at Stepping Hill hospital in Stockport in June and July 2011.
Though no one ever saw him doing it, Chua used a hypodermic needle to puncture saline bags and ampoules, and inject them with insulin, Manchester crown court had heard. These were then unwittingly used by other nurses on the ward, leading to a series of insulin overdoses.
After police were called in Chua allegedly “changed tack” by sabotaging prescription charts, doubling and trebling dosages – some with potentially lethal consequences – which led to his arrest in January 2012.
Chua gave little reaction as he 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.
Chua was also convicted of 31 charges of poisoning and attempted poisoning involving 22 victims. He will be sentenced on Tuesday.
Chua had a malign intention to cause havoc, acting in a way that was “impossible to fathom”, the prosecutor, Peter Wright QC, told the jury. The crown said the Filipino father of two had decided to take out his personal frustrations on patients “for reasons truly known only to himself”, while the defence said he had been wrongly singled out to be made a scapegoat.
In his closing speech, Wright said: “What may lead an otherwise caring, unassuming and conscientious nurse to act as we say he did is impossible to fathom. Why anyone should behave in that way is beyond comprehension. What makes someone contaminate products detrimental to the health and survival of others is impossible to rationalise.”
Victorino Chua latest-The guilty nurse will be sentenced tomorrow,tues 18th.