Carer admits colleague murder bids

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Published: Friday 20th February 2015 by The News Editor

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A care worker has admitted trying to murder three colleagues at a home for the elderly.

Melissa Swift pleaded guilty at Birmingham Crown Court today to three counts of attempted murder following an incident at Goldfield Court care home in West Bromwich last year.

The 23-year-old, of Hambletts Road, West Bromwich, was arrested on August 4, after a number of people developed food poisoning-type symptoms.

Swift, appearing in the dock of the court, admitted three counts of attempted murder between July 30 and August 4 last year.

Wearing a pink and black smock dress and dark top, she also pleaded guilty to two charges of making threats to kill – including one against her older sister, Lulla Swift, between June and July last year.

Adrian Keeling, prosecuting, said: “It’s the case she intended to poison three of her colleagues at Goldfield Court, and made threats to kill on two other individuals.”

Sentencing was adjourned by Judge Philip Parker QC until April 17 for reports.

Published: Friday 20th February 2015 by The News Editor

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