DENVER (AP) - A federal appeals court in Denver has upheld a 30-year prison sentence for a surgery technician infected with hepatitis C who injected herself with pain medication from syringes later used on surgical patients.
A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Friday rejected... more »
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... more »
A drug-addicted surgery tech who admitted stealing painkillers and infecting patients with Hepatitis C will face more prison time. Kristen Diana Parker renewed her guilty plea Friday before a federal judge in Denver. Parker had already pleaded guilty in an agreement with prosecutors that was have sent her to prison... more »
Hepatitis C infections linked to a surgery technician who exposed thousands of patients at two Colorado hospitals to the disease through dirty syringes is confined to one state. Investigations were launched at hospitals in New York and Texas after authorities in Colorado charged 27-year-old Kristen Diane Parker with tampering with... more »
Federal prosecutors preparing to debrief a surgery technician accused of infecting patients with hepatitis C have agreed to let patients submit proposed questions, but prosecutors still oppose letting them attend the debriefing. The patients had asked a judge to let them attend the questioning of Kristen Parker, who worked at... more »
Federal test results show a former surgery tech did not give Colorado Springs patients hepatitis "C."
Last month, Kristen Parker pleaded guilty to a number of charges for using syringes filled with a painkiller, and refilling those same needles with saline for patients. Parker worked at both the Rose... more »
A plea deal has been struck in the case of a Colorado surgery technician accused of swapping her dirty syringes for ones filled with powerful painkillers meant for patients, possibly exposing them to hepatitis C. Kristen Parker pleaded guilty, Friday, to five counts of tampering with a consumer product and... more »