Tired nurse kills six patients to reduce workload

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A nurse was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing several patients in order to ease
her workload, police in the Czech Republic said.

50-year-old Vera Maresova worked in a hospital in Rumburk, where over a period of four years, she gave lethal doses of potassium to five women and a man.

Maresova was initially arrested after the death a 70-year-old woman who died from potassium
poisoning. Maresova has now admitted to killing five more patients over a 4 year period.

All victims were seniors who needed intensive treatment. The woman killed them because she
wanted to make her life easier by having less patients to take care of during her shift.

According to the police investigation, Maresova injected potassium directly into the bloodstream of the patients. All were in the intensive care unit of the hospital.

Maresova faces life in prison.

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