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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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Victim's sister: Victorino Chua is so evil

The sister of one of Victorino Chua's victims says she is "delighted" the "evil" nurse has been jailed for a minimum of 35 years.

Lynda Bleasdale speaking outside court. Credit: ITV News

"We're delighted at the verdict.. we can all have closure, it's been a dreadful, dreadful experience," Derek Weaver's sister, Lynda Bleasdale, said outside Manchester Crown Court.

Asked how she felt about Chua, Ms Bleasdale said: "I think he's so evil, he obviously enjoyed seeing people suffer."

Ms Bleasdale also paid tribute to police and prosecutors who helped convict the 49-year-old.

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