Thursday, March 31, 2016

Italian nurse arrested based on 13 deaths.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.

According to Dunyanews an Italian nurse who has been arrested under suspicion of killing 13 patients, is suspected to be a "serial killer." According to the news article:
Fausta Bonino, 56, allegedly killed the patients aged between 61 and 88 between January 2014 and September 2015 at a hospital in the Tuscan town of Piombino
Bonino is accused of having given her victims up to 10 times the usual dose of the drug, including in certain cases where it had not been prescribed by the physicians treating the patients. 
The result, police said, was to rapidly trigger multiple and irreversible internal bleeds which killed 12 of the alleged victims. The other one died from cardiac arrest. 
Police at Thursday’s press conference said the arrest had potentially averted further deaths. 
But local newspaper Il Tirreno suggested the hospital authorities may have had suspicions about Bonino early last year. The nurse was moved from the intensive care unit in October 2015 to a role in which she had no contact with patients.

Italian Health Minister, Beatrice Lorenzin, referred to Bonino as possibly one of the biggest serial killers in Italian  history. The news article quested Lorenzin as saying:
"Sadly this (the Bonino case) is not the first time that serial killings have been uncovered with a killer nurse as the protagonist," Lorenzin said. "Such action goes against every medical and ethical code. 
"This latest episode shows once again the necessity of careful monitoring of the oldest and most fragile people when they trust their lives to health institutions," she added. 
"We have to defend life with all our powers at every stage, including the terminal one. The defence of life is a fundamental value."

This case follows the recent conviction, and life sentence, of a nurse for killing a 78-year-old Italian patient.

In the past few years a British nurse was sentenced to life for killing two patients and poisoning 20 more. Dr Virginia Soares de Souza was charged with 7 counts of murder in Brazil. A Finnish nurse was convicted of killing 5 patients  and American nurse, Charles Cullen, who admitted to killing 40 patients, but is suspected in killing 400 stated: "I thought I was helping."

In Belgium, where euthanasia is legal, a 2013 study found that 1.7% of all deaths, representing more than 1000 deaths were intentionally hastened without request.

Legalizing euthanasia leads to the perfect cover-up for murder because it gives doctors and nurses, who have a desire to kill, a alibi or a reason to carry-out their deranged actions.

1 comment:

gadfly said...

I'm guessing this didn't go front burner because the patients were OLD.