CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A former nursing assistant who confessed to murdering seven elderly patients at a local VA hospital and attempting to murder an eighth will spend the rest of her life in prison.
U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh called Reta Mays, 46, a monster of the “worst kind. You are the monster no one sees coming.” During a hearing Tuesday, he delivered a life sentence for each murder victim, plus 20 years for an eighth victim she tried to kill.
Mays, who said earlier in the hearing that she wouldn’t ask for forgiveness, sobbed as Kleeh sentenced her. When a U.S. Marshal approached her after the hearing, she sat down and buried her head in her
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