A National Hospital nurse charged with manslaughter has pleaded not guilty in a recent hearing by the Reykjavík District Court.
The nurse in question was charged with manslaughter in December of 2022 for “crimes committed in public service.”
The nurse stands accused of force-feeding a patient in the National Hospital to death in August of 2021. She is said to have culpably caused the death of the victim, a woman in her fifties.
The accused was originally sentenced to be kept in custody for some time during the course of the investigation, but Vísir reports that this decision was overruled by the National Court.
The case is expected to be judged by judicial panel, in addition to including the testimony of medical professionals.
The hearing is scheduled for January 30.