March 2008,. A jury found Colin
Norris guilty of 4 murders, and one of attempted murder.
The jury at Newcastle crown court recorded their 11 -1
Tuesday 4 March 2008.
Norris jailed for life with a recommendation he serve a
minimum of 30 years. Jailing him for life, Mr Justice
Griffith Williams said: "You are, I have absolutely no
doubt, a thoroughly evil and dangerous man."
Over the course of the
five month trial the court had heard that Norris killed
the "confused" and "difficult" patients during his time
working at the two Leeds hospitals in 2002.
The trial was told that
suspicions were raised when Norris predicted the death of
Ethel Hall, a patient who later slipped into a fatal coma.
All the killings took place at Leeds General
Infirmary or St James's Hospital.
"Whenever I did nights
someone always died", he said.
Mrs Hall slipped into a hypoglycaemic coma that night and
Norris told colleagues "I told you so" when her slumped
body was found. She died in hospital a week later.
Police investigating the
death found that three other women, none of them
diabetics, had died from insulin overdoses during his
shifts at the hospitals.
Norris had denied killing the four women at Leeds General
Infirmary and St James's Hospital in 2002 by injecting
them with insulin, claiming he was unlucky to have
patients die while he was on duty.
Other killer Medial
- killed at least 4
killed approx 300
Bodkin Adams -
Killed approx 130