Reta Mays, 46, pleaded guilty to seven counts of second-degree asesinato and one count of assault with the intent to commit murder last July after committing the murders in 2017 y 2018.
Hospital leaders began suspecting something was amiss in July 2018 and contacted the VA inspector general, who started an investigation into the deaths.
Mays told VA investigators after pleading guilty that she murdered patients “she believed were suffering so that they could pass ‘gently,’ and because she had a lot of stress and chaos in her personal and professional life and these actions gave her a sense of control.”
Asistente EE. UU.. Attorney Jarod Douglas dismissed Mays’ claims though, calling her actions “predatory and planned.”
“These men were not in need of mercy by the defendant,” Douglas said, según Associated Press. “In the end it wasn’t the defendant’s call to make.”