Patient says nurse's medication caused pain

LUFKIN, TX. (AP) - The former patient of an East Texas dialysis clinic employee on trial for murder says she remembers once feeling "like every bone in my body was being crushed."

The Lufkin Daily News reports that Debra Oates testified Wednesday at the trial of Kimberly Saenz. Oates says she remembers a day in April 2008 when Saenz gave her medication with painful side effects she had never experienced before.

Oates says she had a funny taste in her mouth and asked Saenz, "What did you give me?" A nurse supervisor on duty that day repeated what Oates said.

Tests later showed Oates's blood had signs of bleach poisoning.

Authorities say Saenz killed five patients by injecting bleach into their dialysis lines.

The 38-year-old could get the death penalty if convicted.

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