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Snapshot of Haines insulin murder trial

AAP logoAAP 16/12/2016

KEY DETAILS ABOUT THE MEGAN HAINES MURDER CASE

WHO

* Megan Jean Haines, 49, South African-born nurse and mother of two, who was employed at St Andrews Village aged-care home in Ballina, northern NSW

CHARGES

* Murdering Marie Darragh, 82, and Isobella Spencer, 77, in May 2014

* Accused of giving them fatal doses of insulin and trying to give Marjorie Patterson, 88 unscheduled medication but she woke up

TRIAL

* The prosecution said the previously suspended nurse injected the insulin when working alone for an hour on the night the victims overdosed - knowing it couldn't be detected in the women's bodies - to save her career after they made complaints about her

* Under cross-examination, Haines denied injecting anyone with insulin and her lawyer argued she was not the only person with access to insulin

VERDICT

* The Supreme Court jury took four hours of deliberation to find Haines guilty on November 3

SENTENCE

* Justice Peter Garling on Friday jailed her for 36 years with a non-parole period of 27, describing her offences as "deliberate and calculating", and "a flagrant abuse of her power".

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