Pressdee’s attorneys, Jim DePasquale and Phil DiLucente, told NBC News that their goal is to keep their client from facing execution. “This a very complex and serious matter. Ms. Pressdee had her formal arraignment yesterday on the first set of charges, previously filed by the PA Attorney General’s office and in addition had her preliminary hearing on the new set of homicide and attempted homicide charges,” they said in a statement. “The goal from the very beginning of these matters was to not have the death penalty imposed. We are in pursuit of that goal,” the attorneys said. The criminal complaint said Presslee’s cellphone had extensive messages to her mother about death and killing. For example, a June 2022 message about a resident said, “If you get like this you will get pillow therapy.” A September 2022 text about a resident said, “I drugged him already and I don’t know how he is awake.”
It is hard to comprehend how a nurse, trusted to care for her patients, could choose to deliberately and systematically harm them. The damage done to the victims and their loved ones cannot be overstated. pic.twitter.com/gb4EUzZ3mT— Michelle Henry (@PAAttorneyGen) November 2, 2023
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