Led by the prosecutor Stina Lundqvist is investigating the police three suspected cases of active euthanasia at a retirement home in Storgöteborg. There was a doctor in a hospital in the region that sounded the alarm back in may last year, when two women from the same department at the property came in to sjuhuset with low blood sugar levels.
”Someone has by giving the plaintiff the insulin put her into unconsciousness with breathing”, writes a physician in the police report if one of the women. He also writes that the patients have not been in a position to cause the situation.
another case in the same accommodation. A woman came in to the hospital's emergency department, including low blood sugar. The reason for the low blodsockervärdet is unclear. The patient does not have diabetes and are not treated with blodsockersänkande medicine. While this event was reported to the police. Only then, the case was transferred to prosecutors.
"Chance has its limitations because it is on the same title and the same type of events," says Stina Lundqvist, who had to take over the case from the police.
" But it is a bit special. We can not say that it moves, if attempted, it may, hopefully the investigation show. But there are some things that suggest that it is crime that is committed, then I dont want to go into exactly what we have for evidence, " says Stina Lundqvist.
around the cases. At least one of the women who came in to the hospital had no insulin at all at the time, another had insulin of a different kind than the one that caused her acute condition.
Immediately after the police took an inventory of the property of all the insulin. In an apartment found two empty insulin pens with fast-acting insulin that were not registered in staff signeringslista, writes a local newspaper which reported on the case. Notifications if events have also been submitted to the Inspection for health care (Ivo).
an unannounced inspection and came to the conclusion that there were ”certain risks related to the handling of drugs at the home for the elderly”.
the Investigation is hampered by it since the first events occurred have been changes in staff, to another health care provider has taken over responsibility for the property and that one of the three women later died of natural causes.
" It's a complicated investigation. And it is based on older and weaker people, which makes it more difficult to see the connection, " admits Stina Lundqvist.
But the investigation goes forward. Implementing the common förundersökningsåtgärder, hear the staff, collect the logs, going through the records and checks the medications.
" We have no ranking, which can reasonably suspect at the moment. Then of course we have people that we look at. It is a natural part of the preliminary investigation to look at for example the people that have worked at all times, " says Stina Lundqvist.
police are investigating three cases of suspected attempted murder. In an interview with the P4 Extra in the afternoon, said prosecutor Stina Lundqvist to it instead moves about two suspects for attempted murder and suspected murder.
the Prosecutor's office confirms the afternoon's tasks for the DN.
– I have checked with the prosecutor and she said that it is the case of a suspected murder and two suspects for attempted murder, " says Karin Rosander, director of communications at the authority.