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Heather Pressdee, The Pennsylvania Nurse Connected To The Deaths Of 17 Patients Sentenced To Hundreds Of Years In Prison

Heather Pressdee, the Pennsylvania nurse connected to the deaths of 17 patients will be spending the rest of her life in prison. The 41 year old nurse had pleaded guilty for three counts of 1st-degree murder and other charges and this helped her avoid the death sentence.

Heather Pressdee while working as a nurse had administered lethal doses of insulin leading to the death of 17 patients had pleaded guilty in a Butler County courtroom to three counts of first-degree murder and 19 counts of criminal attempt to commit murder. Heather Pressdee was working as a nurse at Quality Life Services before her arrest in May 2023.

Investigations revealed that Pressdee’s killing spree began in 2020 when she started administering “lethal and potentially lethal doses of insulin” to at least 22 patients at facilities in Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler and Westmoreland counties. Of these 17 patients died soon or after some time after receiving the insulin doses according to prosecution.

Heather Pressdee will be serving three consecutive life sentences after pleading to the three counts of first-degree murder. She is also sentenced an additional 380 to 760 years of consecutive jail terms after being found guilty for 19 counts of criminal attempt to commit murder, according to prosecutors.

Attorney General Michelle Henry said, “The defendant used her position of trust as a means to poison patients who depended on her for care. This plea and life sentence will not bring back the lives lost, but it will ensure Heather Pressdee never has another opportunity to inflict further harm. I offer my sincere sympathy to all who have suffered at this defendant’s hands.”

Kings of Pressdee’s victims who were present at the nurse’s sentencing hearing recounted the “pain and anguish caused by learning their loved one’s death was not natural, but was caused by a criminal act,”

Sister of one of the victims, Nicholas Cymbol, Melinda Brown said that the nurse was pure evil. She added that this is not complete justice and justice will be delivered when she meets her maker. Daughter of another victim Irene Simons said that she will never forgive Pressdee. She added that she is angry because Pressdee disguised herself as a caring nurse and she tried to play God and take the life of someone from the world that she had no right to take.

Attorney General Michelle Henry first became aware of Pressdee’s crimes when her office received a referral in late 2022 regarding a patient under the nurse’s care. A thorough investigation was launched which revealed the full extent of Pressdee’s horrific actions.

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