Patient Death Trial Recessed After Defense Rests

Closing arguments scheduled for Thursday

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012  |  Updated 9:05 AM CDT
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Patient Death Trial Recessed After Defense Rests

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Former nurse charged with one capital murder count that accuses her of killing as many as five patients.

A judge has recessed the capital murder trial of an East Texas nurse accused in the deaths of five dialysis patients.

Closing arguments are scheduled for Thursday morning in the Lufkin trial of Kimberly Clark Saenz.

State District Judge Barry Bryan scheduled the Thursday arguments after rebuttal testimony from a prosecution witness Tuesday morning.

Saenz, who declined to testify in her own defense, is charged with one capital murder count that accuses her of killing as many as five patients. She's also charged with five counts of aggravated assault for injuries to five other patients.

Investigators have said bleach was injected into dialysis tubes.

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