A 72-year-old German woman has been arrested after allegedly turning off a hospital roommate’s ventilator twice because the sound irritated her.
The woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the incident in the southwestern German city of Mannheim on Tuesday night.
According to the British newspaper “The Guardian”, police and prosecutors said that the suspect turned off a woman’s ventilator and then, despite the medical team telling her that the machine was vital for the patient, turned it off again at the end. of the night.
The patient had to be resuscitated and, although not life-threatening, needs intensive care.
The suspect was brought before a judge on Wednesday and taken to jail.