Doctor to face ‘poisoning’ cases

Frédéric Péchier, an anesthesiologist, is being investigated over poisoning 17 people in France. AFP

FRANCE – A criminal investigation was launched against a French doctor over poisoning 17 people in France.

Frédéric Péchier, an anesthesiologist, was investigated for seven other cases of poisoning, in total leading to nine deaths.

Prosecutors alleged he deliberately tampered with his colleagues’ anesthesia pouches to create an emergency and show off his talents.

Péchier denied all the allegations and will face a life sentence if found guilty. (BBC)


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