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Medication technician gives police detailed murder confession

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David Satterfield confessed that 86-year-old Marcelline Vale died shortly after he shot three or four syringes of insulin in her leg in 2007. David Satterfield confessed that 86-year-old Marcelline Vale died shortly after he shot three or four syringes of insulin in her leg in 2007.
Satterfield told police he wanted to live in the Department of Corrections until he died. Satterfield told police he wanted to live in the Department of Corrections until he died.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Newly released police interviews provide insight into a confession detailing how medication technician David Satterfield says he killed an 86-year-old woman at a Louisville nursing home.

"In July of 2007, I was working through a temporary agency. I took an 80 milligram of oxycontin and ended up injecting three people with insulin and one of them died," Satterfield said.

Satterfield confessed that 86-year-old Marcelline Vale died shortly after he shot three or four syringes of insulin in her leg on July 4, 2007.

"It inhibits the sugar in your body and it shuts your body down," Satterfield said when questioned about the effects insulin has on a person's body. 

The two other women who survived were staying in nearby rooms at the Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center on Eastern Parkway.

"I am remorseful and I don't have any money and I am jobless, so I think I'm going to join the Department of Corrections seeing as I did what I did," Satterfield said.

Circumstances revolving around Satterfield's confession are unusual. Satterfield called LMPD asking to be picked up. When brought downtown, he told police he needs to go to jail for the murder he committed six years ago.

Even after Satterfield's confession, police still are confused about the motive.

When asked by police if he felt bad for the women, Satterfield replied, "They had Alzheimer's." But the former medication technician says that isn't what motivated him to kill and that he picked his victims at random.

The patients happened to be on the floor to which Satterfield was assigned. In fact, hours into the interview Satterfield goes back to the story he originally told police when first questioned in 2007, that he didn't do anything wrong. Satterfield went round and round with detectives until he confessed he was responsible yet again.

When asked by police what should happen to someone like him, Satterfield said, "Live in the Department of Corrections."

When asked for how long, he said, "Until I die. I've stopped taking my HIV medicine."

Satterfield said that he is broke and terminally ill. Satterfield told police he wants to go to jail and that's where they took him.

Satterfield is currently at Metro Corrections and declined WDRB's request for an interview. LMPD officials tell us that although Satterfield confessed to injecting two other women with insulin, police could not find sufficient evidence for additional charges.

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