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    Ex-nurse claims she ‘only’ killed patients already on verge of death

    YOKOHAMA--An 88-year-old man poisoned to death here in 2016 was one of many patients administered with an antiseptic solution at specific times by an ex-nurse because she wanted to avoid facing bereaved families, according to investigative sources.

    Ayumi Kuboki confessed that she poisoned patients who were seriously ill over a period of two months in 2016, the sources said.

    Kuboki, a resident of the city’s Tsurumi Ward, said during police questioning before her arrest that she targeted patients in serious condition who she thought were likely to die during her shift.

    She allegedly accelerated their deaths to avoid the task of explaining the circumstances of the patients’ deaths to relatives falling on her, which she said to police was “troublesome.”

    Kuboki, 31, was arrested on July 7 on suspicion of poisoning Sozo Nishikawa with an antiseptic solution at Oguchi Hospital in Yokohama’s Kanagawa Ward on Sept. 18, 2016. His blood samples showed a surface-activating agent component in high concentrations. The agent is contained in benzalkonium chloride, an antiseptic solution.

    However, police are not convinced by Kuboki’s claims that she targeted only very sick patients.

    Among the patients who died during the period in question were those whose health conditions were not that serious, according to the sources.

    In the case of Nishikawa, Kuboki allegedly snuck into the patient’s room right before her night shift began on Sept. 18, 2016.

    Nishikawa, who lived in Yokohama’s Aoba Ward, died after his condition took a sudden turn for the worse immediately after Kuboki entered his room. His heart rate began dropping around 4:50 p.m., and he died at 7 p.m.

    Kuboki had arrived at the hospital at around 3 p.m. that day to prepare for the night shift, which started at 5 p.m., according to the sources.

    But when Nishikawa died, a nurse who had taken care of him during the day shift was still in the hospital and broke the news of his death to his family.

    Police believe that Kuboki administered the antiseptic solution to Nishikawa between 3 p.m. and 4:55 p.m.

    Nurses worked in pairs during hospital shifts. Kuboki apparently entered Nishikawa’s room while another nurse on the night shift was being briefed by a nurse they were taking over from the day shift.

    They are investigating how she administered the antiseptic solution, according to the sources.

    Nishikawa was on an intravenous drip, but police believe that he was poisoned by the administration of a large amount of antiseptic solution over a short period of time, rather than injection via a drip.
    According to another article there were a lot of mysterious deaths during this nurses time at the hospital...


    Ex-nurse arrested for allegedly poisoning patient at Yokohama hospital in 2016

    YOKOHAMA – A 31-year-old former nurse was arrested Saturday for allegedly murdering an elderly patient in 2016 at a Yokohama hospital where three other patients also died under suspicious circumstances, police said.

    Ayumi Kuboki has admitted to killing Sozo Nishikawa, 88, who died on Sept. 18, 2016, at what was then Oguchi Hospital in Kanagawa Ward, according to the police. He was found to have been poisoned with a surfactant compound.

    Kuboki told them she injected disinfectant into intravenous drip bags used to treat about 20 patients, according to investigative sources.

    Traces of a surfactant compound were also found in the bodies of three other patients who died. One of them, Nobuo Yamaki, 88, died two days after Nishikawa in the same room, and the same type of toxic substance was found in his body and in an intravenous drip bag that had been used to treat him, according to police.

    Kuboki has told police she repeatedly injected disinfectant into drip bags, the sources said, adding they are investigating the possibility that the nurse killed Yamaki as well.

    Starting in July 2016 and continuing until Sept. 20 of the same year, 48 patients died at the hospital, including five patients on a single day in late August and four on one day in early September.

    The substances found in their bodies were the same as the disinfectant used at the nurses’ station on the fourth floor of the hospital where the two men were hospitalized.

    Among about 50 unused drip bags at the nurses’ station, about 10 were found to have small puncture holes in them. The police believe someone may have used a syringe to inject the disinfectant into the bags.

    Soon after the deaths of the two patients, police began investigating the case as possible murders committed by someone with knowledge of the hospital and medicine.

    Shortly after police began investigating the deaths, the nurse said that she was not involved in the incidents and had not noticed anything unusual at the hospital.

    Before she was arrested, Kuboki flatly denied lacing IV drip bags with poisonous substances, and said she was “shocked” by the incidents and “felt very sorry for the victims as well as their families.”

    Beginning about six months before Nishikawa’s death, a series of suspicious incidents occurred at the hospital. In April 2016 shredded nurses’ aprons were found, in June part of a patient’s medical records was lost, and in August a nurse tasted what she believes was bleach in a bottled drink.

    According to her mother, Kuboki told her she was afraid of working at the hospital at night and wanted to quit her job.

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    Re: Ex-nurse claims she ‘only’ killed patients already on verge of death

    That chick looks like a nut.

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    Re: Ex-nurse claims she ‘only’ killed patients already on verge of death

    So shes an almond joy, Not a mounds...

    Almond Joy's got nuts, Mounds dont...
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