“Former VA Hospital Nursing Assistant Killed 7 Veterans with Unprescribed Insulin Injections”
(People — July 16, 2020)
A former nursing assistant at a West Virginia veterans hospital pleaded guilty to federal murder charges on Tuesday for injecting seven elderly patients with unprescribed insulin in 2017 and 2018.
“Former veteran hospital nursing assistant pleads guilty to murder charges in string of insulin deaths”
(USA Today — July 14, 2020)
Federal prosecutors say Reta Mays injected lethal doses of insulin into eight veterans at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in rural Clarksburg [WV]….Mays began working at the hospital five years ago and was assigned to work the night shift….She was responsible for, among other things, acting as a one-on-one sitter for patients, checking vital signs and testing blood sugar levels, but she was not qualified to administer medication, including insulin.