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Nurse Victorino Chua maintains innocence despite convictions

Nurse Victorino Chua, who was jailed at Manchester Crown Court for murdering and poisoning patients at Stepping Hill Hospital, today said in a statement issued by his solicitor: "I am completely innocent of any wrong doing. I now face a minimum of 35 years in custody for crimes I did not commit."

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Killer nurse 'will never be able to harm anyone again'

The brother of a woman who died after being poisoned by Victorino Chua says a minimum 35-year jail term will ensure the nurse "will never be able to harm anyone again".

Gary Arden's sister Tracey, 44, died after Chua injected insulin into saline bags and ampoules at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, in 2011.

Today marks the end of a really difficult four-year period for all the families but in particular my parents and Tracey's daughters.

The sentence that's been handed out by the judge today reflects, whilst it won't bring any of the victims, Tracey back, or rectify what's been done by Victorino Chua, I think it recognises the gravity of the offences and will make sure he will never be able to harm anyone again in the future.

– Gary Arden

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