DaVita nurse's capital murder trial begins

DaVita nurse's capital murder trial begins

POSTED: Monday, March 5, 2012 - 7:47am

UPDATED: Monday, March 5, 2012 - 10:40am

Jury selection began Monday morning in the capital murder trial of Kimberly Clark Saenz, 38, a former Lufkin nurse accused of injecting bleach into her patients at the DaVita Lufkin Dialysis Center.

Saenz is charged with capital murder and five counts of aggravated assault.

The charges stem from the 2008 deaths of five people and the severe injuries of five more at the dialysis center where Saenz worked.

Saenz's coworkers have said they saw her inject bleach into dialysis tubing used by the patients who were sickened.

Saenz's lawyers rejected a plea bargain offered by Angelina County prosecutors last week. Prosecutors say they do plan to seek the death penalty against Saenz.

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