Julie Knight injected 81 year old Irene Robson with insulin at Horton General Hospital in Banbury. She claimed it was to try and stop her from being discharged, but today a jury at Oxford Crown Court found her guilty.
The 56 year old nurse sobbed in the dock when the result was read out. During the trial the court heard how Knight had forged a prescription for insulin at the doctors surgery where she worked. She then visited her mother and injected her in the stomach with the potentially lethal dose. She said she was trying to cause a medical blip so that her mother would stay in hospital for longer and a proper care package could be arranged.
Dr's had to save her life after she fell unconscious when her blood sugar levels dropped and then realised she had been injected with insulin. Irene died in September this year of unrelated causes.