A “rogue” male nurse in North Carolina has been charged with murder after allegedly injecting two patients with deadly dosages of insulin at a hospital, according to authorities.
Johnathan Hayes, 47, a former nurse at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, was charged with two charges of murder and one count of attempted murder, according to WFMY.
Hayes was accused of delivering a near-lethal amount of insulin to Pamela Little, who survived the December 1, 2021, jab.
Authorities claim he provided a death dose to Gwen Crawford on January 5, 2022, and another lethal dose to Vicki Lingerfelt on January 22, 2022.
Both women died on Jan. 27, according to the news outlet.
Police initiated an inquiry when hospital authorities contacted detectives about the suspect.
“The actions of this one bad actor should not be a reflection on the medical professionals who give wonderful care to our community,” Forsyth County DA Jim O’Neill said, according to WFMY.
Authorities have not revealed what the patients were being treated for.
Investigators said they don’t believe the deaths were due to medical malpractice, but were unsure of a motive in the crimes, according to the news station.
O’Neill said there may be additional victims.
According to the WFMY., he labeled the suspect as a “rogue nurse” and stated that “all options for punishment are on the table, as they always are for me and my office when it comes to securing justice of terrible and violent crimes against our most vulnerable victims.”
Hayes, who was fired, has a nursing license since 2000, according to WFMY. He supposedly has no prior charges or disciplinary proceedings.
Denise Potter, a hospital spokeswoman, told the station that “what is alleged to have occurred certainly does not represent the extremely high standard of safety and integrity that our devoted teams take pleasure in and demonstrate each and every day.”