Covid-19 patient faces manslaughter charges for unplugging his roommate’s ventilator

A 60-year-old man is facing manslaughter charges for unplugging his roommate’s ventilator in Covid-19 facilities at Erithros Stavros (Red Cross) Public Hospital on Wednesday night, leading to the latter’s death.

The man, who police said of Albanian origin, allegedly unplugged his 76-year-old roommate’s ventilator because he was annoyed at the noise it made, said police sources, who added that his fingerprints were found on the machine.

He was arrested on Thursday and is under guard during his hospitalization, while a psychiatric evaluation is underway.

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