Nurse Arrested In Contaminated Saline Deaths

LONDON — A 27-year-old nurse from Stepping Hill Hospital was arrested on July 20 in connection to five patient deaths that are believed to be linked to saline containers contaminated with insulin.

Rebecca Leighton faces three charges of criminal damage intending to endanger life, three charges of criminal damage being reckless as to whether life would be endangered and one charge of theft, Sky News reports. The maximum sentence for the criminal damage charges is life imprisonment.

The coroner is reviewing more than 50 other deaths that have occurred at the hospital since July 7.

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