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Newly released audio: 7 years before confessing to a murder, nursing home employee denied it

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- For 7 years, David Satterfield maintained that he had nothing to do with the death of 86-year-old Marcelline Vale, or any other patient at the Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center on Eastern Parkway.

Vale died in 2007 after being shot with insulin that she didn't need.

Soon after, Satterfield, a certified medical technician who worked at Parkway, was called in to talk with police. The recordings of those conversations have now been released.

“I'm gonna ask you, did you inject any of those ladies with insulin that night,” asked an LMPD detective.

“I've already answered that question and it's no,” Satterfield said.

“Do you know who did,” the detective asked.

“If I did, I wouldn't have put myself through 4 1/2 months of investigative hell. I would have given you a Hallmark card with a piece of candy inside,” Satterfield replied.

Satterfield recalled running into a co-worker, after leaving Parkway Nursing home, who suspected he was to blame for some patient deaths.

“She said, you're not in jail? And I was like, for what? And she said well, word is that you gave somebody the wrong drugs and they died and you're in jail, and I was like, not me,” Satterfield said in interview, laughing.

He told police he had the key to the medicine room, but denied ever giving a patient the wrong medication.

Police also questioned him about another patient who had died.

He recalled giving her medication, but says he wasn't responsible for her death.

“I've come reserved to the fact that, okay, well, God knows what happened and you know, and that's all I can hold onto,” Satterfield said.

In January of this year, he confessed to killing Marcelline Vale. He told police he was destitute and mentally ill and wanted to go to jail.

Police have said, although Satterfield confessed to injecting two other women with insulin, they have not yet found sufficient evidence for additional charges.

Satterfield remains behind bars at Metro Corrections. No trial date has been set.

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