French doctor accused of killing 9 patients

STRASBOURG, France — A French anesthesiologist is accused of poisoning patients during surgery to trigger heart failures and then heroically bringing them back from the brink of death.

On nine occasions, prosecutors allege he failed and people died.

A court in the eastern city of Besançon said it upheld a decision Wednesday to grant the doctor bail, after prosecutors argued he should be held in custody while awaiting trial.

Saphora Smith contributed.