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Stepping Hill trial: Jury considers verdict for fourth day

The jury in the trial of a nurse accused of murdering and poisoning hospital patients in Stockport has retired to consider its verdicts for a fourth day.

Victorino Chua, 49, is charged with murdering three people and harming 18 others by poisoning them with ampoules and saline drips contaminated with insulin while working on two wards at Stepping Hill Hospital in June and July 2011.

The jury of six men and six women, who have heard three months of evidence in the trial at Manchester Crown Court, first went out to consider verdicts at 2.05pm on Monday.

Chua has pleaded not guilty to all the charges he faces.

Stepping Hill jury retire to consider their verdicts

Victorinio Chua is standing trial at Manchester Crown Court.


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The nurse Victorino Chua has told the jury a letter in which he described his bitter nurse confession was referring to his evil thoughts not evil deeds.

He has denied he murdered three patients and harmed a number of others at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport.

It's alleged the 49 year old contaminated saline bags and ampules with insulin using a hypodermic needle in the summer of 20-11 as Elaine Willcox reports.

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Chua in tears as he gives evidence to jury

Victorinio Chua is standing trial at Manchester Crown Court.

A nurse accused of poisoning patients at Stepping Hill hospital has broken down in tears while giving evidence.

Victorinio Chua denies murdering three patients and poisoning 18 others at Stepping Hill Hospital.

He broke down during his trial at Manchester Crown Court when asked why he was angry with his GP for sending his medical records to a neighbour.

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