NH hospital technician faces sentencing next week - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

NH hospital technician faces sentencing next week

Posted: Updated:
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Call Tow-to-Go this Labor Day weekend if you plan on drinking

    Call Tow-to-Go this Labor Day weekend if you plan on drinking

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:30 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:30:07 GMT
    Labor Day is this weekend, and AAA wants to keep you safe if you plan on drinking. They say a drunk driving fatality happens every 34 minutes over the Labor Day holiday. To help lower this number they are More >>
    Labor Day is this weekend, and AAA wants to keep you safe if you plan on drinking. They say a drunk driving fatality happens every 34 minutes over the Labor Day holiday. To help lower this number they are teaming up with Budweiser and offering the Tow-to-Go service this Friday through Monday. More >>
  • Ground broken for new Blue Cross Blue Shield of GA facility in Midland

    Ground broken for new Blue Cross Blue Shield of GA facility in Midland

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:16 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:16:00 GMT
    US legislators, local officials, and health representatives broke ground on a new facility in Midland on Wednesday, Aug. 27.  The new 235,000 sq. ft. Blue Cross Blue Shield building will be the officeMore >>
    US legislators, local officials, and health representatives broke ground on a new facility in Midland on Wednesday, Aug. 27.  The new 235,000 sq. ft. Blue Cross Blue Shield building will be the officeMore >>
  • More details: Double homicide suspect turns himself in

    More details: Double homicide suspect turns himself in

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:49 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:49:04 GMT
    Attorney William Kendrick said his client Brandon Conner, 35, has expressed his feelings about the awful incident that's happened to his son and girlfriend. It's a horrible crime he's now accused of commMore >>
    Attorney William Kendrick said his client Brandon Conner, 35, has expressed his feelings about the awful incident that's happened to his son and girlfriend. It's a horrible crime he's now accused of committing.More >>

Prosecutors say a traveling hospital technician who infected patients with hepatitis C through tainted syringes created a "national public health crisis" and should spend 40 years in prison. Defense attorneys argue he should get 30 years instead, in part because of a drug addiction that clouded his judgment.

David Kwiatkowski has admitted stealing painkillers and replacing them with saline-filled syringes tainted with his blood. He'll be sentenced Monday. Lawyers on both sides filed documents this week outlining their recommendations.

Before being hired at New Hampshire's Exeter Hospital in 2011, Kwiatkowski worked in 18 hospitals. He was fired at least four times over drug allegations.

Thirty-two patients were infected in New Hampshire, seven in Maryland, six in Kansas and one in Pennsylvania. Kwiatkowski also worked in Michigan, New York, Arizona and Georgia.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.