Doctor 'stabbed three to death in knife frenzy'
9 May 2006, MADRID — A doctor has stood trial accused of the murder of another doctor, a patient and a hospital visitor.
9 May 2006
MADRID — A doctor has stood trial accused of the murder of another doctor, a patient and a hospital visitor.
Noelia de Mingo was said to have also injured seven others when she went on the rampage with a knife in the Fundación Jiménez Díaz Hospital in April 2003.
The former doctor was said to have stabbed to death doctor Leilah El Ouamaari, Jacinta Gómez, who was a patient, and Félix Vallés, who was visiting his wife in hospital.
De Mingo, who is accused of three counts of murder and seven counts of causing grievous bodily harm, refused to give evidence to the court in Madrid.
Witnesses told the court in Madrid 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 was told De Mingo has subsequently been diagnosed with the condition.
It is alleged 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.
The trial continues.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news