Hospital tech who intentionally infected dozens of patients with Hepatitis C should rot in jail (VIDEO)
An evil traveling hospital technician has pleaded guilty to 14 federal drug theft and tampering charges after admitting he replaced painkiller syringes from a hospital in New Hampshire for Hepatitis C blood-tainted saline. David Kwiatkowski is being blamed for infecting 32 patients with needles tainted with his blood carrying Hepatitis C. In a shocking statement, Kwiatkowski told prosecutors that he had been doing this for over a decade and continued doing so after he was diagnosed in 2010.
But his horrible path of destruction only gets worse...
Kwiatkowski had been reportedly fired from many jobs due to drug use and theft and the New Hampshire hospital isn't the only one affect. Seven cases are being investigated tied to him in Maryland, one in Pennsylvania, and six in Kansas.
The New York Daily News reports that Kwiatkowski had been stealing drugs and swapping syringes since 2002, as much as 50 times in New Hampshire, 20 times in Kansas, and 30 times in Georgia. According to former employers, he had been fired from a Michigan hospital over drug allegations and he resigned from two other hospitals in the area because he was being investigated for drug use.
Kwiatkowski has been in prison since 2012 and originally faced up to 98 years behind bars, but now that he's pleaded guilty in his plea deal, the sentence was reduced. He now faces 30 to 40 years in prison--nearly half of what he could have received. U.S. Attorney, John Kacavas has called him a "serial infector" and the idea of Kwiatkowski receiving half of his sentence has his victims furious.
One of his victims, 71-year-old Linda Ficken spoke out about the shorter sentence he may get and said: "It should've been life, since he gave us potentially a death sentence."
I truly can't blame Ficken for feeling the way she does because this man has ruined the lives of many people. Hepatitis C is a serious disease and who knows how many other people he has infected who haven't come forward. It's even worse that this happened in different states as the numbers of victims are probably a lot more than we think. I hope this man doesn't receive any mercy from the judge and gets the maximum punishment he can receive.
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