Manchester

Stepping Hill nurse murder trial jury discharged

Victorino Chua
Image caption Victorino Chua denies poisoning patients

The jury has been discharged in the trial of nurse accused of killing three patients and poisoning 18 more at a Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport.

The trial opened at Manchester Crown Court on Tuesday of Victorino Chua, 49, of Heaton Norris, who denied 36 counts, including three of murder.

A jury member has family problems which means they cannot continue, the court heard.

The trial will begin again on Monday when a new jury will be selected.

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