Criminal Law

Hospital Patient Arrested on Accusations of Unplugging Roommate’s Ventilator

A 72-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly switched off a hospital roommate’s ventilator — twice — because she was annoyed by the sound it made, authorities in Germany said Thursday. 

The woman was jailed on suspicion of attempted manslaughter following the incident at a hospital in the southwestern city of Mannheim on Tuesday evening.

Police and prosecutors said in a statement that the suspect is alleged to have switched off a 79-year-old woman’s ventilator “after feeling disturbed by the noise coming from the oxygen device.”

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