Nurse charged over Stepping Hill murders


A STOCKPORT nurse has been charged with the murder of three patients at Stepping Hill Hospital.

Victorino Chua 48, of Churchill Street, Heaton Norris, was charged with murdering Alfred Derek Weaver, Arnold Lancaster and Tracey Arden
Mr Chua is also charged with one count of causing grievous bodily harm with intent 22 counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and a further eight offences of unlawfully administering or causing to be taken by another person any poison or noxious thing with intent to injure.

He is said to have had 32 separate victims over a six month period between June 1, 2011, and January 3, 2012. Mr Chua is alleged to have murdered Tracey Arden on July 7, 2011, and Alfred Weaver and Arnold Lancaster between June 1 and July 12.