One of the most notorious female serial killers, Kimberly Saenz, is speaking out about her case, claiming she was wrongly accused of killing five dialysis patients through lethal injections. In an interview with Piers Morgan on FOX Nation’s “The Killer Interview,” Saenz maintains her innocence and denies having the inclination to harm others. She firmly asserts, “I know that I didn’t do anything to harm another human being. It’s not in my nature.”
Saenz, a former nurse, was convicted of capital murder in 2012 for injecting bleach into the kidney dialysis tubing of her patients. This act resulted in the deaths of five individuals and caused injuries to five others. She is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. The incidents took place while she was employed at a Lufkin, Texas clinic under the management of Denver-based healthcare company DaVita Inc. Apart from the murder charges, Saenz also faced allegations of aggravated assault for intentionally causing harm to five additional patients at the clinic. These charges led to three 20-year prison terms.
Despite her conviction, Saenz argues that she is not solely responsible for the murders, pinning the blame on DaVita. She claims that the company’s negligent cleaning practices allowed chlorine bleach to remain in the water system, leading to the presence of bleach in the victims’ bloodstream. Saenz insists that DaVita’s procedural failures were the true cause of the deaths, rather than her own actions. She asserts, “A picture has been drawn of what someone wants you to see.”
In April 2008, Saenz was fired from the East Texas clinic due to a sudden spike in illnesses, ambulance calls, and deaths among patients. She alleges that the clinic used her as a scapegoat to conceal their own flawed practices. The former nurse goes as far as to suggest that her former colleagues lied during her trial. Saenz criticizes those employed by DaVita, stating, “I know that all the ones that were employed with DaVita, when they got on the stand, they lied.”
The accusations made by Saenz against DaVita were also highlighted during her trial by her defense team. Evidence against Saenz includes a significant increase in ambulance trips during her employment. Furthermore, two patients at the clinic witnessed Saenz drawing bleach from a cleaning bucket into syringes and injecting it into the IV lines of two patients who later died. Eyewitness Linda Hall stated, “She took the syringe out of her pocket and squat down. And you could see her pulling back on the syringe, filling it up. I saw her go take the syringe and put it into Miss Rhone’s I.V. tubing.” Another patient, Lurlene Hamilton, attested, “Then she injected it in Ms. Risinger. Her husband was there, and he was shouting out, ‘What’s wrong with my wife? Who done did something to my wife?'”
Author John Foxjohn, who wrote a book about Saenz titled “Killer Nurse,” emphasized the importance of these eyewitness accounts. He stated, “Kimberly Saenz was caught in the act, and if she hadn’t been caught at the time, with the two patients there who had medical backgrounds, there’s no telling how long this would have gone on.”
Despite her claims and alternative narratives, Saenz remains behind bars, serving her life sentence for the crimes she was convicted of committing.