An anaesthetist suspected of poisoning 7 patients – dual of whom died – seemed in justice in France on Wednesday.
The 45-year-old was placed underneath grave review on 6 March, though magistrates are determining either to remand him in custody.
Several purported victims attended a morning hearing.
The think denies a charges, with his counsel observant there are “real weaknesses” in a box opposite him.
He is indicted of carrying out a intentional poisonings over a nine-year duration from 2008 during dual clinics – a Franche-Comté and Saint-Vicente – in Besançon, a city in eastern France.
The think is pronounced to have been well-regarded in his field.
According to a investigation, “lethal doses of potassium and anaesthetic” were administered to 7 patients, aged from 37 to 53.
They all suffered cardiac arrest, said French news provider Europe1, quoting a judge.
A 53-year-old male died in 2008 during a kidney operation, and a 51-year-old lady died in 2016 during an operation on a fracture.
About 40 other poisoning cases dating from a final 20 years are also being investigated, reported AFP news agency. They comment for about 20 additional fatalities.
The group quoted a suspect’s lawyer, Randall Schwerdorffer, as arguing for him to sojourn during autocracy on €60,000 (£52,000; $64,000) bail and barred from medical practice.
Prosecutors are dire for him to be placed in custody, underlining a sobriety of a charges and arguing it is required for a review to ensue “without pressure”.