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Nurse convicted of killing 4 with injections in hospital

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Kristen Gilbert was hired as a caretaker, but the accusations that followed painted a gruesome picture: The nurse allegedly killed four patients at a veterans hospital with drug injections to impress her boyfriend.

Gilbert now faces the death penalty after a federal jury convicted her Wednesday of three first-degree murder charges and one second-degree murder count. She also was convicted of trying to kill two other patients who did not die.

The same jury that spent nearly 12 days deliberating after the three-month trial is to reconvene Monday to consider if the 33-year-old mother of two should be executed or sentenced to life in prison.