A 42-year-old Italian nurse in the northern town of Lugo was arrested yesterday on charges that she killed some 38 patients under her care because she found them -- or their families -- to be "annoying," the Raw Story website reports today (October 14, 2014).
Daniela Poggiali had a coworker take a photo of her next to a recently deceased patient who authorities now believe she murdered with a lethal injection of potassium chloride.
Suspicions arose after the April death of 78-year-old patient Rosa Calderoni, whose autopsy revealed dangerously high levels of potassium in her bloodstream. High doses of potassium can stop the heart.
Poggiali was reportedly unperturbed as she was taken into custody and charged with murder.