Nurse charged over nursing home deaths denied bail

DENIED BAIL: Former nurse Megan Haines
DENIED BAIL: Former nurse Megan Haines Contributed

MEGAN Haines, the former Ballina nurse charged with two counts of murder, was denied bail after appearing in Central Local Court in Sydney yesterday.

The 46-year-old woman was arrested in Victoria on Monday in relation to the suspicious deaths of two St Andrews nursing home residents, 77-year-old Isobella Spencer and 82-year-old Marie Darragh, who were found in their nursing home beds on Saturday, May 10.

She has also been charged with assault on an 88-year-old resident on the same evening.

Magistrate Les Mabbutt denied bail because there was an unacceptable risk Haines would fail to appear in court, commit a serious offence or endanger the safety of victims.

The matter is listed for mention at Lismore Local Court on July 15.


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