Doctor sent to mental hospital for triple murder
7 June 2006, MADRID — A hospital doctor who stabbed to death another doctor, a patient and a hospital visitor was committed to a mental hospital by a court.
7 June 2006
MADRID — A hospital doctor who stabbed to death another doctor, a patient and a hospital visitor was committed to a mental hospital by a court.
Noelia de Mingo was convicted of the murders of doctor Leilah El Ouamaari, Jacinta Gómez, who was a patient, and Félix Vallés, who was visiting his wife in hospital.
De Mingo was also convicted of injuring seven others when she went on the rampage with a knife in the Fundación Jiménez Díaz Hospital in April 2003.
De Mingo, who was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic after the killing spree, was convicted of three counts of murder and seven counts of causing grievous bodily harm, refused to give evidence to a trial in Madrid.
Witnesses told the court in Madrid that on the day of the killings, De Mingo started to act strangely, handing patients their test results without talking to them.
One said: "She appeared to be schizophrenic."
The court heard she started hearing voices on the day of the alleged murders which told that her victims were against her.
Former colleagues said they were scared of De Mingo and weeks before the killing, Dr El Ouamaari had a premonition she would be stabbed by her.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news