Pennsylvania nurse accused of killing 2 sufferers, injuring 3rd ‘felt bad for their quality of life’: police
A Pennsylvania nurse is accused of killing two of her patients and injuring one other, in line with Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry.
Heather Pressdee, 40, of Natrona Heights, is dealing with costs of homicide, attempted murder, aggravated assault, neglect of a care-dependent particular person and reckless endangerment in reference to the deaths of a 55-year-old man and an 83-year-old man, in addition to the damage of a 73-year-old man.
“The allegations in this case outline the callous abuse of incredibly vulnerable patients by a professional nurse,” Henry stated in a Thursday assertion. “As the charges indicate, these were deliberate and intentional acts perpetrated by a care-giver who was trusted to care for these victims.”
Pressdee was a registered nurse working at Quality Life Services (QLS), a retirement nursing facility, in Chicora.
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“As a family owned organization that prides itself on providing safe and compassionate care, Quality Life Services is shocked and devastated to learn that the charges brought against Ms. Pressdee by the Attorney General’s Office include alleged illegal activity that occurred at our QLS – Chicora facility,” QLS stated in a Thursday assertion posted to Facebook.
On Nov. 19, 2022, the 55-year-old sufferer and 83-year-old sufferer turned unwell whereas in Pressdee’s care. The two victims lived in rooms linked by a Jack-and-Jill-style lavatory, in line with an affidavit.
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Both victims have been transported to the hospital the next day after they became hypoglycemic. The 83-year-old sufferer had been transported to the hospital as soon as earlier than in October 2022 for hypoglycemia.
The affidavit alleges that Pressdee gave deadly doses of insulin, a hormone used to cut back blood-sugar ranges sometimes given to sufferers with diabetes, to the victims. Two of the three victims didn’t have diabetes.
One witness, a nurse practitioner who recalled a dialog with Pressdee, advised authorities the nurse stated the 83-year-old sufferer can be “better off dead.” The nurse practitioner advised authorities that each one medical personnel take an oath to “do no harm” to sufferers.
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The third sufferer was in Pressdee’s care on Aug. 31, 2022, when he was transported to the hospital with low blood-sugar ranges. He was handled and survived, in line with the affidavit.
When police arrived at Pressdee’s house on May 24, 2023, and interviewed the suspect, she apparently admitted to injecting two of the victims with insulin.
“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,” investigators wrote within the affidavit.
For the surviving sufferer, Pressdee stated “he was in COVID isolation and that he was having a really troublesome time.” She advised investigators the night of Aug. 31, 2022, “was a very busy night and that he asked her to ‘kill him.’”
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Pressdee additionally apparently spoke along with her mom over the telephone with authorities current and “informed her that she gave patients insulin that didn’t need it.”
QLS stated it’ll proceed to “fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s Office as needed in the investigation and prosecution of this matter” and warranted its sufferers and their households that “all residents of Quality Life Services – Chicora are safe and are receiving appropriate care and service.”