Heather Pressdee Wiki – Heather Pressdee Biography
Heather Pressdee, a Pennsylvania nurse, is accused of killing two of her patients and wounding another, according to Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry.
Heather Pressdee, 40, of Natrona Heights, is charged with homicide, attempted murder, aggravated assault, neglect of a care-dependent person, and reckless endangerment in the deaths of a 55-year-old man and an 83-year-old man, as well as injuring a 73-year-old man. “The allegations, in this case, outline the callous abuse of incredibly vulnerable patients by a professional nurse,” Henry said in a statement released on Thursday.
“As the charges indicate, these were deliberate and intentional acts committed by a caregiver who was entrusted with the victims’ care.”Pressdee was a registered nurse working at Quality Life Services (QLS), a retirement nursing facility, in Chicora. “As a family-owned organization that prides itself on providing safe and compassionate care, Quality Life Services is shocked and devastated to learn that the charges brought against Ms. Pressdee by the Attorney General’s Office include alleged illegal activity that occurred at our QLS – Chicora facility,” QLS said in a Thursday statement posted to Facebook.
Heather Pressdee Age
Heather Pressdee is 40 years old.
Nurse accused of killing 2 patients ‘felt bad for their quality of life
On Nov. 19, 2022, the 55-year-old victim and 83-year-old victim became ill while in Pressdee’s care. The two victims lived in rooms connected by a Jack-and-Jill-style bathroom, according to an affidavit. Both victims were transported to the hospital the following day when they became hypoglycemic. The 83-year-old victim had been transported to the hospital once before in October 2022 for hypoglycemia. The affidavit alleges that Pressdee gave lethal doses of insulin, a hormone used to reduce blood sugar levels typically given to patients with diabetes, to the victims. Two of the three victims did not have diabetes.
One witness, a nurse practitioner who recalled a conversation with Pressdee, told authorities the nurse said the 83-year-old victim would be “better off dead. The nurse practitioner told authorities that all medical personnel takes an oath to “not harm” patients. The third victim was in Pressdee’s care on Aug. 31, 2022, when he was transported to the hospital with low blood sugar levels. He was treated and survived, according to the affidavit. When police arrived at Pressdee’s home on Wednesday and interviewed the suspect, she admitted to injecting two of the victims with insulin. “She stated that she felt bad for their quality of life and she had hoped that they would just slip into a coma and pass away,” investigators wrote in the affidavit.
For the surviving victim, Pressdee said: “he was in COVID isolation and that he was having a very difficult time.” She told investigators the evening of Aug. 31, 2022, “was a very busy night and that he asked her to ‘kill him.’”Pressdee also apparently spoke with her mother over the phone with authorities present and “informed her that she gave patients insulin that didn’t need it.” QLS said it will continue to “fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s Office as needed in the investigation and prosecution of this matter” and assured its patients and their families that “all residents of Quality Life Services – Chicora are safe and are receiving appropriate care and service.”