'Monster' nursing assistant, 46, is given seven life sentences - one for each of the elderly veterans she killed with lethal injections of insulin while working overnight shifts at a VA center - after Googling 'female serial killers'
A nursing assistant who murdered seven elderly veterans at a VA hospital in West Virginia has been sentenced to seven life sentences - one for each of the victims. Reta Mays, 46, claimed that she was ending her victims' suffering once she was caught by police, but investigators found she was fascinated with serial killers and had researched them online. She killed Robert Edge Sr., Robert Kozul, Archie Edgell, 84, George Shaw Sr, 81, Felix McDermott, 82, Raymond Golden, and W.A.H. - identified as William Alfred Holloway, 96 between 2017 and 2018 while working the night shift. According to police, she would stand by afterwards and watch her colleagues try to revive them after giving them fatal insulin injections. U.S. District Judge Thomas Kleeh told her 'you knew what you were doing' before sentencing her to seven consecutive life terms, a punishment that means she'll likely die in prison 'Several times your counsels made the point that you shouldn´t be considered a monster. Respectfully, I disagree with that. You are the worst kind. You´re the monster that no one sees coming,' he said. Mays cried and apologized in addressing the court briefly before learning her sentence. 'I know that there´s no words that I can say that would alter the families´ pain and comfort,' she said. 'I don't ask for forgiveness because I don't think I could forgive anyone for doing what I did.' Source