More hospital killings

By Sapa-AFP Time of article published Mar 20, 2012

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Montevideo- Prosecutors on Monday said they had received more reports of suspicious deaths after two male nurses admitted at the weekend to killing 16 patients at two hospitals in Uruguay.

One of the suspects had admitted killing 11 patients and the other five.

“More complaints are arriving and we will be working to determine if there were more victims,” said an official leading the investigation.

Police arrested the nurses and charged them with murdering patients at a private neurological intensive care centre and a public hospital’s intermediate-level care unit.

The names of the suspects have not been released, but a newspaper has identified them as Ariel Acevedo, 46, and Marcelo Pereira, 40.

The men confessed to the killings, telling investigators “they didn’t like seeing people suffer”. –


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