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A former nurse accused of killing two elderly women in Ballina’s St Andrews nursing home with fatal doses of insulin has had her freedom bid knocked back by a Supreme Court judge.

Megan Haines is charged with two counts of murder after the deaths of Marie Darragh, 82, and Isobella Spencer, 77, at the St Andrews Village aged care home in Ballina last May.

Justice Geoffrey Bellew on Thursday refused the 47-year-old’s bail application, adding that although the Crown’s case against Haines was largely circumstantial, “it appears to be one of some strength”.


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