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Ex-nurse doesn't remember CSI comment

AAP logoAAP 28/10/2016 Andrew Leeson

A former nurse accused of murdering two elderly residents of a NSW nursing home has told a jury she can't recall saying that fictional murderers on a TV show should have used insulin.

Giving evidence at her NSW Supreme Court trial on Friday, Megan Haines, 49, couldn't recall telling her boyfriend the murderers on the CSI episode should have used insulin to kill their victims, the same method she is accused of using.

Under questioning by her lawyer, Haines said she had no recollection of a conversation where she allegedly commented: "It's easy, inject them ... with insulin."

Haines has pleaded not guilty to murdering Marie Darragh, 82, and Isobella Spencer, 77, in May 2014.

The crown alleges she administered a fatal dose of insulin to both elderly women at Ballina's St Andrews Village after they complained about her.

Haines had been told not to go into the two women's rooms without another person present following the complaints.

Haines admitted to the jury she had been handed a document setting out the complaints hours before the women died.

But she said she was relieved when a fellow nurse told her she would probably only receive a reprimand over the issues.

The court has previously heard that both women were found unconscious in their beds and there was no sign of disturbance.

Haines will continue her evidence on Monday.

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