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Nurse accused of raping patient in Arizona pleads not guilty

Nurse accused of raping patient in Arizona pleads not guiltyPHOENIX (AP) — A nurse facing criminal charges in the rape of an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a long-term care facility in Phoenix pleaded not guilty Tuesday.



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Arizona nurse pleads not guilty to raping disabled woman who gave birth

Arizona nurse pleads not guilty to raping disabled woman who gave birthAn Arizona nurse pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to raping a severely disabled woman in a crime that only came to light when the victim unexpectedly gave birth in the long-term care facility where she had been a patient for about two decades. Nathan Sutherland, 36, wearing an orange jumpsuit and shackled at the wrists and legs, entered his plea during a brief arraignment at the Maricopa County Superior Court. Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse who began working at Hacienda HealthCare Skilled Nursing Facility in Phoenix in 2012, has been charged with one count each of sexual assault and abuse of a vulnerable adult.



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Nurse pleads not guilty to raping, impregnating disabled US woman

Nurse pleads not guilty to raping, impregnating disabled US womanA nurse accused of raping and impregnating an incapacitated woman at a long-term care facility entered a not guilty plea on Tuesday at his first court appearance. Shackled and wearing orange prison garb, Nathan Sutherland, 36, entered his plea through his attorney, David Gregan, at a hearing at Maricopa County Superior Court that lasted only minutes. “Mr Sutherland, just as you and I are, is entitled to due process of law,” Gregan told reporters after the hearing.



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Nurse arrested over sexual assault of woman impregnated while in vegetative state in Arizona health facility

Nurse arrested over sexual assault of woman impregnated while in vegetative state in Arizona health facilityA nurse has been arrested for sexual assault after an incapacitated woman gave birth to a child in Phoenix last month, according to police. The child’s birth sparked a police investigation into the Hacienda Healthcare facility, and it was announced on Tuesday that two doctors who had been in charge of the woman’s care were no longer with the company. CEO Bill Timmons resigned from the company earlier this month after the sexual assault and birth.



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Lawyer: No proof nurse raped Arizona patient who had baby

Lawyer: No proof nurse raped Arizona patient who had babyPHOENIX (AP) — A nurse who was supposed to be looking after an incapacitated woman at a long-term health care facility was charged Wednesday with raping her, weeks after she stunned her caregivers and family by giving birth to a baby boy .



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Nurse arrested after US woman gave birth in vegetative state

Nurse arrested after US woman gave birth in vegetative stateA male nurse has been arrested in Arizona for the sexual assault of a woman who gave birth while in a long-term vegetative state, police in the US state said Wednesday. The suspect — identified as Nathan Sutherland, age 36 — faces charges of one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse, Phoenix police Sergeant Tommy Thompson told a news conference. Sutherland is a “licensed practical nurse who was responsible for providing care to the victim during this time the sexual assault occurred,” Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said.



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Former nurse admits to killing 100 patients in Germany's biggest serial killing case

Former nurse admits to killing 100 patients in Germany's biggest serial killing caseA former male nurse admitted murdering 100 patients as he went on trial in Germany on Tuesday, making him postwar Germany’s most prolific serial killer. Niels Högel is accused of deliberately administering 100 patients in his care with lethal doses of medication between 2000 and 2005. Prosecutors allege the 41-year-old deliberately put the patients in life-threatening situations so he could show off his resuscitation skills. The judge on Tuesday promised to shed light on the case, which he referred to as "a house of dark rooms". Although there are no formal pleas in the German legal system, Mr Högel chose to admit the killing on the first day of his trial. Asked by the judge whether the charges against him were true, he answered: “Yes. All I have admitted is true.” Mr Högel is already serving a life sentence after being convicted of the murder and attempted murder of six patients in similar circumstances. This is his third trial, but the first time he has been charged with mass killing. Former nurse Niels Hoege may be Germany's most prolific post-war serial killer Credit: www.theapricity.com He is accused of deliberately administering 100 patients between the ages of 34 and 96 with overdoses to cause cardiac arrest, so he could resuscitate them. The killings took place at two hospitals in Oldenburg and Delmenhorst, both in north-western Germany. All of his victims were in intensive care at the time. Mr Högel was first convicted of attempted murder in 2006, after he was caught by hospital authorities injecting a patient with unauthorised medication and reported to police. In the course of the first trial, evidence began to emerge of a pattern of behaviour. Mr Högel allegedly boasted to fellow prison inmates that he had killed more than 50 patients. At a second trial in 2015 he was convicted of murdering two patients and endangering the lives of three others. During that course of investigations, Mr Högel admitted to a psychiatrist that he had administered potentially lethal doses to around 90 patients and claimed around 30 had died. In the run-up to the new trial, relatives agreed for the bodies of 130 of Mr Högel’s former patients to be exhumed and tested. “We will do our utmost to learn the truth,” Judge Sebastian Buehrmann told the court on Tuesday.  “This case is like a house of dark rooms. We want to bring light into the darkness.” More than 120 relatives of former patients are taking part in the trial as co-plaintiffs, and yesterday’s hearing had to be delayed to find space for them all in the courtroom. Four former colleagues of Mr Högel are facing charges of failing to report evidence that could have prevented the killings. A former heart surgeon at Oldenburg is alleged to have had Mr Högel transferred rather than report his concerns. A former chief nurse is accused of giving Mr Högel a glowing reference despite later testifying that she knew doctors were concerned he was involved in too many resuscitations. Two senior surgeons are accused of covering up an incident in which Mr Högel was caught administering a potentially lethal overdose to a patient rather than reporting it to police. Mr Högel faces possible further life sentences if convicted.  The trial continues.



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Mounting suspicion, missed chances: German killer nurse case

Mounting suspicion, missed chances: German killer nurse caseGerman nurse Niels Hoegel, already serving a prison sentence over the deaths of six patients in his care, went on trial from Tuesday for killing another 100 people. Born December 30, 1976, in the North Sea coastal town of Wilhelmshaven, Hoegel became a nurse, like his father, at the age of 19. In 1999 he took a job at the main hospital in Oldenburg and transferred to a facility in neighbouring Delmenhorst in 2003.



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Germany's deadliest post-war serial killer: nurse admits killing 100 patients

Germany's deadliest post-war serial killer: nurse admits killing 100 patientsWhen judge Sebastian Buehrmann asked 41-year-old Niels Hoegel if the charges against him were valid, he responded in the affirmative, adding: “All that I have admitted to is true.” Hoegel hid his face behind a blue plastic folder as he was ushered into the courtroom in the northern city of Oldenburg by police and his attorney. “We want him to get the sentence that he deserves,” said Frank Brinkers, whose father died in an overdose allegedly administered by Hoegel. “When this trial is over we want to put this whole thing behind us and find closure.” Prosecutors in the northern German city of Oldenburg say an investigation and toxicology reports showed that he injected 35 people at one clinic, in Oldenburg, and 62 at another in nearby Delmenhorst, with drugs that could kill them.



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Tinder Murder Suspect Danueal Drayton Said 'Voices' Told Him to Kill Nurse: 'She Had to Die'

Tinder Murder Suspect Danueal Drayton Said 'Voices' Told Him to Kill Nurse: 'She Had to Die'He is being held on more than $ 1 million bail.



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