The following is an excerpt from WRAL.com.
A man who was a nurse at a Winston-Salem hospital has been charged with murdering multiple patients by administering lethal doses of insulin.
Jonathan Hayes, who worked at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder, according to Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill, who held a press conference on Tuesday.
O'Neill provided a timeline of the events and investigation so far, saying Hayes is believed to have administered a near-fatal dose of insulin to a patient named Pamela Little on Dec. 1, 2021. Little survived.
However, on Jan. 5, 2022, he is accused of administering a lethal dose of insulin to a patient named Gwen Crawford, who died three days later.
Then, on Jan, 22, 2022, Hayes is accused of administering another lethal dose of insulin to a patient named Vickie Lingerfelt, who died four days later.
O'Neill said he and detectives were called to a meeting at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in March and presented with details from an investigative team that appeared to show Hayes may have administered a lethal dose of insulin, causing the death of at least one patient and perhaps others.
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