Man guilty in insulin death of elderly nursing home patient
A former medical technician accused of giving a nursing home patient an overdose of insulin has pleaded guilty to murder.
David Satterfield pleaded guilty on Friday in the death of 86-year-old Marcelline Vale, who died in 2007. Vale had no medical reason to receive the injection.
Satterfield was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
A joint statement from Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine says Satterfield was working as a certified medical technician through an employment agency at Parkway Rehabilitation and Nursing Center when he injected Vale with insulin.
Satterfield told police after his arrest in 2014 that he wanted to go to jail because he had no money, had a terminal illness and was living in a boarding house.