A 38-year-old East Texas nurse is facing a possible death sentence as she goes
on trial for injecting patients with bleach — killing five and injuring 5
others — as they were undergoing dialysis treatment.
Kimberly Saenz (Sines) was fired in April 2008 from her job at a DaVita
Dialysis clinic in Lufkin, about 125 miles northeast of Houston, after two
patients told officials they saw her inject 2 other patients with bleach.
By then, state health inspectors already were looking into why paramedics that
month had to make so many trips to the clinic to help people with cardiac and
Saenz has pleaded not guilty. Her lawyer says she’s a scapegoat for problems at
Her trial beginning Monday is expected to take a month.
(source: Associated Press)