STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish court has ordered a 54-year-old pediatrician to be detained on suspicion of manslaughter in the death of an infant.
The Solna District Court did not release the doctor’s name in announcing the decision on Friday.
Prosecutor Elisabeth Brandt told Swedish news agency TT she suspects the doctor of giving the baby a lethal injection in September. The pediatrician has denied the allegations.
Local media say the baby suffered a severe lack of oxygen when born several months premature in June. Her condition worsened after an accidental overdose of medicine and an ultrasound scan reportedly showed she suffered cerebral hemorrhage.
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