Nurse killed patients by injecting huge doses of insulin: attorney general
Pennsylvania Attorney General's office

A Pennsylvania nurse has been charged with administering massive doses of insulin that killed two patients, according to a press release from the state's Attorney General Michelle Henry.

Heather Pressdee, 40, was charged with two counts of homicide, one count of attempted murder, one count of aggravated assault, three counts of neglect of a care-dependent person, and three counts of reckless endangerment.

Law & Crime reported that she told investigators she wanted to put the patients out of their suffering.

The deaths took place at Quality Life Services in Chicora where Pressdee was a registered nurse. She's charged in relation to the death of a 55-year-old man and an 83-year-old man. A third victim, a 73-year-old man, survived.

“The allegations in this case outline the callous abuse of incredibly vulnerable patients by a professional nurse,” Attorney General Henry said.

“As the charges indicate, these were deliberate and intentional acts perpetrated by a care-giver who was trusted to care for these victims. Be assured, my office will zealously pursue justice for the families of those who were killed, as well as the third victim who is fortunate to have survived.”