Punishment is set this week for a former nursing assistant who admitted killing seven elderly elderly with a fatal dose of insulin at a West Virginia hospital
The Mess took Luis A. in Clarsburg last year. Johnson VA Medical Center was found guilty of intentionally killing patients wrongly injecting insulin. When he is sentenced Tuesday in federal court, he remains jailed in each of the seven counts of second-degree murder.
Meyers, who served in the Army National Guard in a noncombat situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, is still unclear. The then US Attorney Bill Powell said officials had not received “satisfactory answers” to questions about the rationale behind his actions.
Mess duties included measuring patients’ vital signs and blood sugar levels. Prosecutors said VA nursing assistants are not qualified or authorized to take the drug. The hospital’s nursing assistants also did not require a certificate or license as a condition of continued employment.
Powell said that at the time Maye worked there, there were about 20 suspicious deaths at the medical center, but only in cases where the government thought it had enough evidence.
Some family members are expected to take statements during the sentencing hearing.
Second-degree murder charges include Army veterans Robert Lee Kojul Sr., 89, Archie D. Agel, 84, Felix Kirk McDermott, 82, and only the identity of a 96-year-old man whose identity was WAH; Navy veteran Robert Agee Sr., 82; Air Force veteran George Nelson Shaw Sr., 81; And Army and Air Force veteran Raymond Golden, 88.
It is unclear whether Meow’s Navy veteran Russell R.W. Posey Sr., 92, has admitted an affair to death. But in addition to her other pleas, she also pleaded guilty to one count of assault with the intent to “murder” her. Veteran RRP ”- Posey’s initials she faces 20 additional years on that count.
Separately, the federal government has agreed to settle a number of lawsuits filed by families of the elderly alleging a widespread system of hospital failures.
The VA is responsible for 9 million military veterans. The former director of the agency was fired in 2018 due to a horrific ethics scandal and a growing insurgency within the agency. In July 2018, Robert Wilkie took over as veteran affairs secretary.