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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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Victorino Chua: Killer nurse jailed for 35 years

Victorino Chua, the "Killer Angel" nurse who killed two of his patients and poisoned 19 others, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Victorino Chua has been jailed for his crimes. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

The 49-year-old showed no reaction during the sentencing.

The Philippine-born nurse killed Tracey Arden, 44, and Derek Weaver, 83, at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport by injecting insulin into saline bags and ampoules. in June and and July 2011.

Other nurses then unwittingly used the contaminated bags on Chua's victims, who were mostly elderly patients.

Chua was described as a "narcissistic psychopath" by detectives after he was convicted following a three-month trial.

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