Stars and Stripes stripes.com 19 Dec, 2020 00:00 am

Sentencing delay sought for fired VA staffer who killed seven

Sentencing delay sought for fired VA staffer who killed seven
Lawyers are asking to delay the sentencing of a former staffer at a veterans hospital in West Virginia who pleaded guilty to intentionally killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin.

WEST VIRGINIA JAIL AND CORRECTIONAL FACILITY AUTHORITY CLARKSBURG, W.— Lawyers are asking to delay the sentencing of a former staffer at a veterans hospital in West Virginia who pleaded guilty to intentionally killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin.She admitted in July to purposely killing the veterans, injecting them with unprescribed insulin while she worked overnight shifts at the hospital in northern West Virginia between 2017 and 2018.Sentencing delay sought for fired VA staffer who killed seven Reta Mays, a former nursing assistant at the Louis A.

"The government argues that a three-month delay to a sentencing hearing that is currently two months away violates the victims' statutory right to proceedings 'free from unreasonable delay,'" prosecutors said in their response., has been charged with seven counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with the intent to commit murder of an eighth person.

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