Anaesthetist Frédéric Péchier is suspected of poisoning and murder at the Saint-Vincent  hospital in the eastern French city of Besançon. Photograph: Sebastien Bozon/AFP

The prosecutor in the eastern French city of Besançon on Friday appealed against a judge’s decision to free Frédéric Péchier, a 47-year-old anaestheti(...)

 Frederic Pechier has denied any wrongdoing but the prosecution has asked that he be kept under arrest ahead of trial, where he will face a life sentence. File photograph: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty

An anaesthetist in the French eastern city of Besancon is suspected of poisoning patients during surgery to trigger heart failures and then heroically(...)