Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Michelle Henry has announced that a 40-year-old nurse has been charged with two counts of homicide, a count of attempted murder, a count of aggravated assault, three counts of neglect of a care-dependent person, and three counts of reckless endangerment.
Heather Pressdee has been accused of administering lethal doses of unnecessary medication, with caused the deaths of two patients and the hospitalization of a third.
These alleged acts occurred at Quality Life Services, which is a skilled nursing facility where Pressdee worked as a registered nurse in Chicora.
Investigators determined that the victims were under Pressdee’s care when they received overdoses of insulin that caused emergencies, and in two cases, death.
The homicide victims were a 55-year-old man and an 83-year-old man. The two men died on December 4, 2022 and December 25, 2022.
The third victim was a 73-year-old man who survived. According to the Attorney General’s office, he was administered a potentially lethal dose of insulin on August 31, 2022.
Two of the three victims were not diabetic.
“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.”
Pressdee was taken into custody at her home on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. She was arraigned on the charges listed above and is being held at Butler County Prison without bail.
This is an active investigation. Anyone with concerns about their loved one in relation to Pressdee is encouraged to contact the OAG tipline at 888-538-8541.
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