Canada

Doctor charged in nurse's murder dies

A doctor in Windsor, Ont., who was charged in the stabbing death of a nurse in a hospital recovery room has died.

A doctor – who was charged after a nurse was stabbed to death in a hospital in Windsor, Ont. – has died.

Dr. Marc Daniel, 50, who worked at the same hospital and once had a relationship with Lori Dupont, had been in critical condition after injecting himself with a lethal substance Saturday morning.

On Monday, he was charged with first-degree murder following the weekend slaying of Dupont in a surgery recovery room at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital.

A hospital spokesperson said Daniel died overnight.

In a bizarre twist, Dupont may have saved Daniel's life earlier this year, according to court documents obtained by the Windsor Star.

"Lori Dupont literally saved [Daniel's] life by giving him rescue breathing and contacting emergency rescue services," said a statement of defence filed in July in Ontario Superior Court of Justice in response to Daniel's civil suit against Dupont.

Daniel attempted suicide on Feb. 27 when Dupont was trying to get the married man out of her life, said the statement obtained by the Star.

Daniel's civil suit against Dupont stemmed from a house the two had paid for the previous year and had shared for six months.

Officials from Hôtel-Dieu said they earlier considered firing Daniel after Dupont, 37, complained that she feared for her safety and was being harassed when they ended their relationship.

The hospital concluded there wasn't sufficient evidence to take action.

Dupont, who was from nearby Amherstburg, applied for a restraining order against the doctor in April. But he contested the order, and a court date to hear the case was set for December.