Court rejects appeal by heparin murderer

09-04-2009

A life sentence on the hospital nurse turned mass murderer Petr Zelenka was confirmed by the Czech Supreme Court on Thursday. The court confirmed the earlier sentence on the former hospital worker who was found guilty of seven murders and 10 attempted murders of patients in his care at the central Czech hospital of Havlíčkův Brod. Mr Zelenka was found guilty of administering the blood thinning agent heparin which caused many of his victimsto die of severe haemorrhages. The court appeal was Mr Zelenka’s last chance to cut his sentence.