Delay granted in trial of nurse accused of injecting patients with bleach
August 2, 2011 at 7:11 PM CDT - Updated June 24 at 10:42 PM
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - A judge has agreed to delay the trial of a Pollok woman accused of killing five people by injecting bleach into their bloodstream.
The capital murder trial for Kimberly Clark Saenz, 37, had been scheduled for Sept. 6, with jury selection to begin Aug. 9.
District Judge Barry Bryan granted the defense's motion for continuance on Tuesday afternoon, according to District Attorney Clyde Herrington. He said a new date may be set later this week.
Herrington said the state objected to the continuance.
Herrington is pursuing the death penalty as a punishment for Kimberly Saenz.
Saenz worked for Davita Dialysis Clinic in 2008, when it was closed down after an unusual amount of patients of the clinic died. Prosecutors believe Saenz injected bleach into the bloodstream of kidney dialysis patients.
A grand jury indicted Saenz for one count of capital murder and five counts of aggravated assault in 2009.