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British GP cleared of murder charge

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 15 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1306
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

Dr David Moor, a British GP charged with murdering an elderly patient, was unanimously cleared by a jury this week at Newcastle Crown Court. The verdict was reached in an hour.

Dr Moor, 52, of Stamfordham, Northumberland, pleaded not guilty to the murder of retired ambulanceman George Liddell, 85,by injecting him with a lethal dose of diamorphine. Had he been convicted, he would have …

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