UPDATE @ DECEMBER 16, 12:20PM: A nurse has been sentenced to 27 years behind bars for killing two elderly patients by giving them a lethal dose of insulin.
Megan Haines was sentenced in the NSW Supreme Court today for the murders of 82-year-old Marie Darragh and 77-year-old Isabella Spencer at Ballina’s St Andrews Village, after learning they’d made complaints about her.
Justice Peter Garling has sentenced the 49-year-old to a maximum of 36 years, describing her offences as deliberate and calculating.
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EARLIER @ DECEMBER 16, 06:32AM:
A former nurse who murdered two residents at a NSW aged-care facility is due to be sentenced today.
Megan Haines, 49, killed 82-year-old Marie Darragh and 77-year-old Isabella Spencer by injecting them with a lethal dose of insulin at Ballina’s St Andrews Village in May 2014.
Haines killed Ms Darragh after she learned the elderly woman had made a number of complaints about her services.
The Crown argued that Haines chose to “eliminate” the source of the complaints that could potentially end her career, given her prior suspensions.
She will be sentenced today in the NSW Supreme Court.