A registered nurse in Pennsylvania, Heather Pressdee, has been accused of murdering her two patients while injuring another one, says Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry, reports the New York Post.
The 40-year-old nurse is currently facing a slew of charges including homicide concerning the deaths of an 83-year-old man, a 55-year-old man, and the injury of a man who is 73. The Attorney General said,
“As the charges indicate, these were deliberate and intentional acts perpetrated by a caregiver who was trusted to care for these victims.”
Pressdee worked at Quality Life Services, a retirement nursing establishment. The 83-year-old and 55-year-old patients grew ill in the nurses’ care back on Nov. 19, 2022. The victims resided in a room connected, says an affidavit. The victims were taken to a hospital the next day when they became hypoglycemic. The unidentified 83-year-old was taken to the hospital before for hypoglycemia back in Oct 2022. The affidavit says the nurse gave the patients
“lethal doses of insulin,”
a hormone given to diabetic patients, reports The Post. Two out of the three victims didn’t have diabetes.
One witness, a nurse practitioner, remembered a discussion with Pressde. The witness told officials that the nurse said the unnamed 83-year-old patient would be
“better off dead.”
The last victim who was in Pressde’s care was transported to the hospital; however, he was treated and luckily, survived.
The woman was later arrested at her home and during an interview, she confessed to injecting two patients with insulin. Officials wrote in an affidavit,
“She stated that she felt bad for their quality of life and she had hoped that they would just slip into a coma and pass away.”
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