Between 2004 and 2009, Aino Nykopp medically poisoned elderly people in her care as well as one of her coworkers while working as a nurse.
The District Court published the conclusions of Nykopp’s psychiatric examination at the end of November. Psychiatrists found that she had carried out her actions fully understanding their consequences, though suffering from a sociopathic personality disorder. As such, she is criminally responsible for her actions, which had no apparent motive.
Nykopp has categorically denied all charges brought against her by the prosecution. She has been remanded in prison for the past 18 months, where she recently married a man 20 years her junior. Nykopp says she plans to appeal the court's ruling.