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Ky. man admits to patient’s fatal insulin overdose

Updated Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 | 1:12 p.m.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A certified medical technician in Kentucky has confessed to administering a fatal insulin overdose to an elderly patient almost seven years ago.

Louisville Police Sgt. Donny Burbrink says 34-year-old David Satterfield called detectives on Monday, saying that he was terminally ill and wanted to confess to giving the fatal injection to 86-year-old Marcelline Katherine Sommer Vale in July 2007.

Through a jail spokeswoman, Satterfield declined an interview request from The Associated Press on Wednesday. A judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf during an initial appearance on Tuesday. He is being held on $50,000 cash bond.

Burbrink says detectives are now combing through Satterfield's past in Kentucky, Tennessee and Florida to see if there are any other similar cases.