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Hospital worker charged in 'mysterious deaths'

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Hospital worker charged in 'mysterious deaths'
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A 30-year-old hospital employee is suspected of killing three patients and attempting to kill one more, according to newly-obtained information.
When a woman was arrested earlier this month in relation to what police called “mysterious deaths” at the public hospital in Nykøbing Falster, details were sparse. 
 
The woman's initial court appearance on March 2nd was held behind ‘double closed doors', meaning that the media was not told the charges nor the name of the accused. 
 
 
But Ritzau news agency is now reporting that the woman is a 30-year-old hospital employee being investigated for three possible homicides and one attempted murder. 
 
According to Ritzau, the Nykøbing Falster believes there are “substantiated suspicions” that the woman is behind the deaths. 
 
The court did not believe however that the woman played a role in the deaths of two additional hospital patients. 
 
Lolland-Falster Police said on March 2nd that the woman would be held in custody for three weeks, but according to Ritzau she has appealed against that decision and the Easter High Court is due to handle her appeal on Friday. 
 
Hospital officials in Nykøbing Falster reported the “mysterious deaths” directly to the police. 
 
Nykøbing Falster Hospital services around 150,000 residents of southern Zealand and the islands of Lolland Falster. The 250-bed hospital has roughly 1,100 employees.
 
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