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Carer 'poisoned woman to steal jewellery'

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Carer 'poisoned woman to steal jewellery'
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A care assistant will go on trial on Thursday, charged with fatally poisoning a patient in Bavaria order to steal her jewellery.

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The 42-year-old carer is accused of mixing a lethal concoction of drugs and feeding them to an elderly dementia patient in her home in May 2012, before stealing several pieces of her jewellery.

It is believed that the suspect hoped the death of her 81-year-old patient would look like suicide – but a post-mortem revealed that this was unlikely. The defendant has claimed she was given the jewellery as a gift.

However, the prosecution claims the woman left the house in the Bavarian town of Kreuth for an hour immediately after her patient died before returning to report the death.

“There is more a constellation of details, as opposed to classic evidence,” said Munich state prosecutor spokesman Ken Heidenreich, the Münchner Merkur reported. 

Her employer, Andreas von Mariassy told prosecutors that he was not entirely sure what happened between his Hungarian employee and the elderly patient.

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