death penalty news—-TEXAS

April 19


Ex-nurse denies murdering 5 dialysis patients

A former nurse has pleaded not guilty to murdering 5 patients at a Lufkin
dialysis clinic with bleach injections and injuring 5 others.<>P> The
Lufkin Daily News reported in Saturday's editions that 35-year-old
Kimberly Saenz remains free on $500,000 bond after her Friday arraignment
in Lufkin. She's charged with 5 capital murder counts and 5 of aggravated
assault with a deadly weapons. The indictment alleged she injected 10
patients with bleach last April at the Lufkin DaVita Dialysis clinic. 5

Federal records show 34 patients were taken by ambulance from the clinic
that month, more than three times the March total.

DaVita fired Saenz a day after temporarily closing the Lufkin clinic on
April 28. The facility later reopened.

No trial date has been set.

(source: Associated Press)