Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Elderly Woman Dies After Being Injected With Soup

Ilda Vitor Maciel, 88, of Rio de Janeiro, died in a hospital last month. Maciel had been admitted to Santa Casa de Barra Mansa after suffering a stroke, and died after receiving an injection from a nurse technician. A lawsuit filed by her family claims that the nurse injected soup into the elderly woman’s veins instead of into her feeding tube.