Self-styled ’angel turned evil’ Victorino Chua has been jailed for at least 35 years for murdering two patients and poisoning 20 others.
Father-of-two Chua, 49, described by detectives as a narcissistic psychopath, injected insulin into saline bags and ampoules while working on two acute wards at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, in June and July 2011.
These were unwittingly used by other nurses, causing a series of insulin overdoses to mainly elderly victims.
Filipino Chua was convicted by a jury at Manchester Crown Court yesterday following a three month trial.
His victims’ loved ones were in court today as Chua was told he would serve a minimum of 35 years before being eligible for parole.
Mr Justice Openshaw told the court: “He has committed a dreadful crime and he must now pay the price.”