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April 8, 2012 - The Day Kimberly Saenz Got Caught
Article from The Lufkin Daily News.

April 5, 2012 - Convicted Nurse Murderer Appeals Conviction

Article from The Lufkin Daily News.

April 2, 2012 - Jury Sentences Saenz to Life in Prison for Killing Patients with Bleach

Articles from The Lufkin Daily News, KTRE, and AP.

March 30, 2012 - Jury Finds Former DaVita Nurse Guilty of Capital Murder

Articles from KTRE, AP, and The Lufkin Daily News. Related posting from HemoDoc.

Deliberations to Continue Today in Saenz Murder Trial

Article from The Lufkin Daily News and KTRE.

March 29, 2012 - Jury To Begin Mulling Fate of Former DaVita Nurse Today

Articles from The Lufkin Daily News and AP. Related posting from HemoDoc.

March 28, 2010 - Jury Presented with All Evidence in Saenz's Murder Trial

Article from The Lufkin Daily News. Related posting from HemoDoc.

March 27, 2012 - Defense Rests Without Calling Saenz to Stand in Lufkin Capital Murder Case

Articles from The Lufkin Daily News and KTRE.

Expert in DaVita Clinic Trial Says Bleach Theory Doesn't Add Up - Article from KTRE.

March 26, 2012 - Former DaVita Supervisor Denies 'Won't Go Down for This' Statement in Capital Murder Trial

Articles from KTRE and The Lufkin Daily News. Related posting from HemoDoc.

March 23, 2012 - Witness in Bleach Trial Says Supervisor Said 'I Will Not Go Down for This'

Articles from KTRE and The Lufkin Daily News.  Related posting from HemoDoc.

March 22, 2012 - Attorney Raises 'Alternate Perpetrator' Theory in Capital Murder Case

Articles from The Lufkin Daily News and KTRE. Related posting from HemoDoc.

March 21, 2012 - Former Coworkers Testify in Day 12 of Saenz Murder Trial

Articles from The Lufkin Daily News and KTRE.

Related posting from HemoDoc.

March 20, 2012 - Prosecution Rests, Defense Begins to State Its Case in Capital Murder Trial

Articles from The Lufkin Daily News and KTRE. Related posting by Dr. Peter Laird from HemoDoc.

March 19, 2012 - 2 Experts Testify about Computers, Bleach Poisoning

Articles from The Lufkin Daily News and KTRE.

March 16, 2012 - Defense Attacks Inconsistencies during Former DaVita Nurse MurderTrial

Articles from The Lufkin Daily News and KTRE.

March 15, 2012 - Coworker Testifies in Day Eight of Capital Murder Trial

Article from The Lufkin Daily News and KTRE.

March 14, 2012 - Experts Testify in Day Seven of Murder Trial of Former DaVita Nurse

Latest and earlier article from The Lufkin Daily News. Video report and article from KTRE. Posting from HemoDoc.

March 13, 2012 - Week Two of Testimony in Trial of Former Nurse Accused of Injecting Dialysis Patients with Bleach

Article from KTRE. Also see:
The Lufkin DaVita Bleach Murder Trial: Is the Prosecution Losing the Public Debate? - posting from HemoDoc.

March 12, 2012 - DaVita Supervisor Describes Confrontation with Lufkin Murder Suspect

Article from KTRE. Also see:

Former Co-worker: Defendant Didn't Like 'Certain Patients' - The Lufkin Daily News.

March 9, 2012 - Bleach in Dialysis Process Topic of Discussion in Day Four of Murder Trial

Articles from The Lufkin Daily News and KTRE.

March 8, 2012 - Alleged DaVita Nurse Victims Take Stand

Articles from KTRE (Lufkin, TX) and The Lufkin Daily News.

March 7, 2012 -Lufkin Woman Says She Saw Former Nurse Inject Patient with Bleach

Articles from The Lufkin Daily News, AP, and KTRE.

March 6, 2012 - Lufkin Woman Says She Saw Former Nurse Inject Patient with Bleach

Articles from The Lufkin Daily News, AP, and KTRE.

March 5, 2012 - Former Nurse Facing Capital Murder Charges in Deaths of Five To Begin Trial - article from The Lufkin Daily News.

Trial of Former DaVita Nurse Facing Capital Murder Charges in Deaths of Five To Begin Monday, March 5th.


Articles from The Lufkin Daily News and APPosting by Dr. Peter Laird from HemoDoc.

Feb. 22, 2012 - State, Defense in Saenz Case Argue over Validity of Evidence - Article from The Lufkin Daily News.

Jan. 13, 2012 - Judge Rules State Should Turn over Evidence in DaVita Deaths Case - articles from KTRE and The Lufkin Daily News.

July 16, 2009 - The Angelina County District Attorney announced in open court Wednesday the state will seek the death penalty in the murder case of a former Lufkin DaVita nurse charged with allegedly killing five dialysis patients last year. Article from Lufkin Daily News. (link is no longer available)

April 18, 2009 - A former Lufkin nurse pleaded not guilty Friday to charges she killed five dialysis patients and injured five others by injecting them with bleach. Article from Lufkin Daily News. (link is no longer available)


April 15, 2009 - Findings in a state inspection last month at the troubled Lufkin DaVita Dialysis clinic means state monitors are staying in place longer than expected. Article from Lufkin Daily News. (link is no longer available)

April 9, 2009 - A former Lufkin nurse accused of killing five patients and seriously injuring five others by bleach poisoning has made bail. Article from Lufkin Daily News. (link is no longer available)


A former nurse charged with injecting 10 patients with bleach at a dialysis clinic is being made a scapegoat by the medical facility, her attorney said. Article from the AP. (link is no longer available)


April 6, 2009 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention won't say the number of Lufkin patients that were exposed to bleach. Article from Lufkin Daily News. (link is no longer available)
Other related stories:
April 3, 2009 - No motive has been offered for the nurse's action in the DaVita Lufkin poisoning case. Article from AP via The Ledger.

Shoddy records have left questions in the poisoning case. Article from The Dallas Morning News.

April 2, 2009 - An Angelina County (Texas) grand jury has indicted (document) a former nurse on capital murder charges for five patient deaths at the Lufkin DaVita Dialysis Clinic. Article from Lufkin Daily News. (link is no longer available)

Article from AP. (link is no longer available)

July 10, 2008 - The entire, unedited, 41-page report of the state survey completed May 13th on the DaVita Lufkin Dialysis Center is available on The Lufkin Daily News web site.

July 8, 2008 - Nineteen patient deaths occurred at DaVita Lufkin Dialysis in a five-month period ending in April before its temporary closure, according to a survey released Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through an open records request. Article from The Lufkin Daily News.

Editorial from The Lufkin Daily News. (link is no longer available)

Related article from AP via Yahoo. (link is no longer available)

July 2, 2008 - DaVita Lufkin Dialysis Center reopened its doors Wednesday morning for the first time in two months, treating nine patients as it works with state health officials in a phased reopening. Family members of a deceased patient picketed outside. Article from The Lufkin Daily News.

Video 1 and video 2 from The Lufkin Daily News.

July 1, 2008 - After being closed more than nine weeks because of patient health complications, DaVita Lufkin Dialysis will reopen for patient care Wednesday, a company spokesman confirmed Monday. Article from The Lufkin Daily News.

"The findings of a state survey conducted in mid-May were released Monday to The Lufkin Daily News through an open records request. The survey is 40 pages total with most of the information they contain blacked out, the state citing what it feels are exceptions to open records rules. Nothing is visible about what deficiencies were cited at the facility. Some portions of the corrective action plan portion of the survey were also blacked out."

Additional article from AP via MSN Money. (link is no longer available)

June 21, 2008 - A former nurse of the DaVita Lufkin Dialysis center said it was common practice when she worked there to measure bleach in a syringe for sterilizing equipment at the facility. Article from The Lufkin Daily News (link is no longer available)

June 19, 2008 - Criminal allegations against a former Davita nurse are unprecedented in the dialysis industry, said company officials who are working with state health officials to reopen the Lufkin center. Article from The Lufkin Daily News.


June 3, 2008 - The state health department will require a Lufkin dialysis center to appoint four staff monitors to its facility before it can be approved for reopening, according to a letter from the state to the facility. Article from The Lufkin Daily News.

AP report via KTRE.com. (link is no longer available)

This story now has 35 pages of reader comments (as of June 3).

May 30, 2008 - Lufkin police have charged a former DaVita nurse for allegedly injecting two patients with bleach, causing the patients to suffer health complications, said a police spokesman. Article from The Lufkin Daily News.

The May 26th article also now has 5 pages of reader comments.

Additional article from AP via Yahoo. (link is no longer available)

May 26, 2008 - Several "town hall" meetings held at DaVita's Lufkin Dialysis Center 18 months ago did not address health issues or solve staffing problems about which several patients and their family members had complained, said a patient who requested the meetings. Article from The Lufkin Daily News.

May 22, 2008 - Here is the latest local TV news coverage of the investigation of patient deaths at DaVita Dialysis Center in Lufkin, Texas by KETKNBC.com. (link is no longer available)

Latest AP report via the Fort Worth Star Telegram. (link is no longer available)

May 21, 2008 - On May 20, a DaVita spokesman said the company suspects four patient deaths at its dialysis clinic in Lufkin to be caused by a former employee. Article from The Lufkin Daily News.

In a new twist, the husband of a DaVita Dialysis Center of Lufkin patient who died in April has raised the possibility that her death was due to contaminated heparin. Article from KETKNBC.com. (link is no longer available)

May 20, 2008 - DaVita's Lufkin Dialysis Center in 2007 did not have the required number of properly trained personnel present to meet the needs of patients, according to a state health survey conducted nearly a year ago. Article from The Lufkin Daily News.

Here is the full inspection report from 2007.

May 17, 2008 - A police investigation into a recent spike in patient deaths at the DaVita Lufkin Dialysis Center is believed to be the result of a criminal act by an employee who has since been fired, a company spokesman said Friday. Story from Lufkin Daily News.

May 15, 2008 - State health officials have concluded their investigation into DaVita Lufkin Dialysis following a recent spike in patient deaths, a state spokeswoman said Wednesday. Article from Lufkin Daily News. (link is no longer available)

A report from the Texas Department of State Health Services is expected to be released in the next few weeks. However, the Lufkin Police Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are continuing with their own investigations.

May 8, 2008 - A new editorial and background article appeared today in the Lufkin Daily News. (link is no longer available)

May 6, 2008 - Texas officials have decided to expand the investigation of Lufkin DaVita Dialysis from 30 days to 18 months. The facility is expected to be shut down a minimum of 45 days while investigations are carried out. Article from Lufkin Daily News. (Link is no longer available)

May 3, 2008 - An editorial in the Lufkin Daily News complains of the lack of information that has been made available to date. (link is no longer available)

April 30, 2008 - A spike in deaths at DaVita Dialysis Center in Lufkin, Texas has resulted in the clinic be closed and more than 100 patients being displaced. Article from Lufkin Daily News. (link is no longer available)

An article from KTRE in Lufkin outlines patients' frustrations in finding alternative dialysis centers. According to the article, DaVita would not go on camera to tell the local TV audience what was being done to assist patients.

April 29, 2008 - First report from KTRE on the closing of DaVita Dialysis Center in Lufkin, Texas.

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