Dutch Nurse Released After 6 1/2 Years In Prison For Murders She Didn’t Commit

April 14, 2010

Netherlands (ChattahBox) – A Dutch nurse who was previously sentenced to life in the deaths of seven patients and the attempted murder of three patients has been released after 6 1/2 years in prison.

The case was reopened in 2008, after the Supreme Court heard that there was no evidence to show that the victims had died of anything other than natural causes.

Now, two years later, Lucy de Berk has been released on appeal.

“This judgment means that Lucy de Berk has spent six-and-a-half years in jail as an innocent person,” the prosecution service said in a statement. “It is important that Lucy de Berk is financially compensated as soon as possible.”

The statement also said that a high official in the system had apologized to Ms Berk for the pain she had suffered.

During the appeal prosecutors admitted that the evidence they had was far from perfect, and that several holes existed in the case they had built. They also said the became so convinced that she was guilty that they refused to concede those facts earlier.

Almost the entire case was built on the fact that she was on duty when each death or near death occurred.

Ms. Berk has said that it will take time for the verdict to “sink in”, but she is happy to free at last.

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