Midwife 'on power trip' tries to kill pregnant women

2016-01-26 17:50
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Munich - A midwife accused of administering blood thinners to heavily pregnant women went on trial in a Munich court on Tuesday on nine counts of attempted murder.

The woman, whose name was withheld under German privacy laws, was working in hospitals in the southern city of Munich and the western town of Bad Soden when she allegedly added blood thinner to drip infusions the women were receiving ahead of cesarean delivery.

The midwife is accused in one case of administering a drug that is used to trigger abortion. Her female victims had to undergo emergency surgery to stop them from bleeding to death. In two cases, women had to have their uterus removed.

Prosecutors say the suspect was trying to "enhance her own feeling of self worth" and demonstrate her power over the victims.

The suspect has not made a statement in the case. One of her alleged victims was present in the court and broke down in tears as the charges were read

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