Dialysis Nurse Charged with Killing 5 Patients

LUFKIN, Texas (AP) - A former nurse has been charged with injecting 10 patients with bleach at a Texas dialysis clinic last year, killing five of them.

Kimberly Saenz was indicted by an Angelina County grand jury on one count of capital murder and five counts of aggravated assault in connection with a spate of patient deaths last April at a DaVita Inc. dialysis center in Lufkin.

The clinic temporarily shuttered last year after the unexplained spike in deaths, then later reopened under heavy state oversight.

Saenz is charged with injecting bleach into each of the patients. The indictment charges Saenz with one count of capital murder in the five deaths.

The indictments were first reported by the Lufkin Daily News.

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