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Nurse Charged With Murder of Wife Suspended From Teaching

Nurse Charged With Murder of Wife Suspended From Teaching

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A former registered nurse accused of murdering his wife in May 2003 taught at Mountain West college until last week -- because the school had not heard of the charges.

The case of Peter Uluave, who is accused of giving his wife an overdose of intravenous drugs, has been covered by several media outlets.

However, college president Larry Banks said they knew nothing of the charges until Friday.

Uluave told students at the college that his wife, Rebecca, died of injuries sustained during a car accident.

However, prosecutors say the man stole prescriptions from his job at a health care center and was using the drugs to treat his wife, who was suffering from burn wounds and panic attacks.

Uluave gave up his nursing license two months after his wife died.

Banks says the man was a medical assistant instructor at the college, but wouldn't specify how long the former nurse had worked there.

Uluave has been suspended from the college.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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