LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — Victims of an ex-hospital technician from Michigan who infected patients with hepatitis C are getting a chance to face him, and some are traveling from Kansas to New Hampshire to do it.
David Kwiatkowski (kwiht-KOW’-skee) has admitted stealing painkillers and replacing them with saline-filled syringes tainted with his blood. He’s being sentenced Monday in New Hampshire.
He pleaded guilty in August to 16 federal drug charges under an agreement that gives him 30 to 40 years in prison.
Thirty-four-year-old Kwiatkowski worked in 19 hospitals. He was hired at New Hampshire’s Exeter Hospital in 2011.
Kwiatkowski became a radiology technician in 2003 in Michigan after completing a training program.
He earned a degree two years later from Livonia’s Madonna University in Livonia, where he was a catcher on the baseball team.