Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Doctor's lawyer fights extradition

A lawyer for a doctor charged with killing a British patient with a lethal injection of adrenalin a decade ago has said he will fight her extradition to the UK. Priya Ramnath, 39, was arrested at the Woodland Hills Hospital in Lufkin, Texas, where she was working as a licensed anaesthetist, on November 30 - almost 10 years after she fled the UK...

The doctor moved to the US in 1998 just days after allegedly injecting Patricia Leighton, 51, from Burntwood, Staffordshire, with adrenalin against her colleagues' advice. She was charged with manslaughter but escaped prosecution because the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) missed a five-year deadline to apply for her extradition by three days.

Source: The Metro.

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