Stepping Hill nurse Victorino Chua loses appeal bid

Judges reject appeal against 35-year sentence for killing two patients at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, in 2011

Victorino Chua
Victorino Chua Picture: Rex Features

Nurse Victorino Chua has failed in his bid to challenge his conviction and sentence.

Chua was jailed for a minimum of 35 years in 2015 for the murders of two patients by injecting insulin into saline bags and ampoules at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport in 2011.

He was also found guilty of 22 counts of attempted grievous bodily harm, one count of grievous bodily harm, seven attempts of administering poison and one count of administering poison.

His applications for permission to appeal against his conviction and sentence were rejected last week by judges at the court of appeal in London.

They rejected his argument that the 35-year minimum term was ‘manifestly excessive.’ The judge in the original case had described his behaviour as 'indescribably wicked.'


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