Spanish anaesthetist Maeso pointed towards his seat at trial in Valencia, eastern Spain.
Spanish anaesthetist Juan Maeso is pointed towards his seat on the first day of his trial in Valencia, Spain September 12, 2005. Maeso is accused of infecting 276 patients with Hepatitis C between 1988 and 1998 in Valencia. The prosecutor is seeking a 2,214-year jail term for Maeso, who was a morphine addict who allegedly administered a portion of drugs intended for patients to himself and then injected the remainder of the syringe's contents into the patients. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Cardenas/Pool PH/VP