(LifeNews) – A Japanese nurse has confessed to poisoning at least 20 patients, telling police that it was “tough to carry out end of life care work.”
Thirty-one-year-old Ayumi Kuboki confessed that she poisoned the seriously ill patients over a period of two months in 2016 while working at Oguchi Hospital in Yokohama’s Kanagawa Ward.
She allegedly accelerated their deaths to avoid the task of explaining the circumstances of the patients’ deaths to relatives falling on her, which she said to police was “troublesome.”
It appears that Ms. Kuboki poisoned the patients by contaminating their intravenous injections with disinfectant.
The hospital has acknowledged a higher death rate around that time, raising speculation the poisoning may have been systematic and more widespread. CONTINUE