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Feb 24, 2010 7:00 PM by Nicole Vandeputte

Surgery technician gets 30 years for infecting patients with Hepatitis C

The former surgery technician who pleaded guilty to exposing patients to Hepatitis C in both Colorado Springs and Denver is sentenced to 30-years in prison.

A federal judge in Denver made that decision today.
       
Kristen Parker admitted to stealing painkillers from patients and swapping the syringes with saline. Several patients were infected with Hepatitis C.

This happened at the Audubon Surgery Center in Colorado Springs and Rose Medical Center in Denver.

Prosecutors had previously recommended that Parker get 20 years in prison, but a judge rejected that plea agreement. Some of the victims said that was not enough time.

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