Woman accused in DaVita deaths indicted for capital murder

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

LUFKIN, TX (KLTV) - A Lufkin woman connected in the deaths of several patients at the DaVita Dialysis Center has been indicted for one count of capital murder and five counts of aggravated assault.

An official with the Angelina County jail said Kimberly Saenz, 35, had turned herself into the jail on Wednesday.

Saenz was arrested May 30, 2008, and charged with intentionally harming two patients after two witnesses said they saw Saenz draw two syringes with bleach.

Saenz was fired by DaVita in April of 2008, according to a past story on KTRE.com.

"The grand jury has issued and indictment for capital murder for the death of five patients and further, five additional indictments for aggravated assault," Larry Crisp, regional vice president for DaVita, said.

"Our patients and the caregivers have been outraged at how the alleged actions of one person have caused so much pain and trauma to so many," Crisp said.