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Sentencing set for nursing assistant in VA hospital killings

The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.Va., is seen on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.
The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.Va., is seen on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Published: Nov. 1, 2020 at 6:34 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former nursing assistant who has pleaded guilty to intentionally killing seven people with fatal doses of insulin at a West Virginia veterans hospital is scheduled to be sentenced in February.

News outlets report that a judge has scheduled Reta Mays' sentencing for Feb. 18 and Feb. 19 in Clarksburg. Mays pleaded guilty earlier this year to intentionally killing seven patients with wrongful insulin injections.

Mays faces up to life in prison for each of seven counts of second-degree murder. Mays admitted at a plea hearing to purposely killing the veterans, injecting them with unprescribed insulin while she worked overnight shifts between 2017 and 2018.

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