Nurse at Veteran hospital killed 7 patients by injecting them with unnecessary insulin

29 days ago

Clarksburg news, West Virginia news.

A health worker at a South Virginia Veterans Affairs hospital has pleaded guilty to seven counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with intent to murder after seven patients died mysteriously while in her care.

Army Vet. Reta Mays, 46, admitted to injecting the elderly patients with unnecessary insulin causing them to suffer fatal hypoglycemia. The Louis A. Johnson Veterans Medical Center's worker tried to kill an eighth patient in the same way but was unsuccessful.

What led Mays to commit the horrifying crimes between July 2017 and June 2018 remains unclear. Her victims were all elderly males aged 82 to 96.

"These eight veterans deserved respect and honor," FBI Agent Michael Christman said. "They didn't deserve to die at the hands of a nursing assistant."