A medical technician who is accused of causing an outbreak of Hepatitis C in New Hampshire authored a suicide note. The note said he could no longer handle the ongoing stress any longer, a week prior to when he was arrested.
On July 19, David Kwiatkowski was apprehended at a hospital in Massachusetts just six days after he was found by police in a hotel room impaired by prescription pills. The technician is currently being held on federal charges and authorities in New Hampshire said they are trying to determine if he caused the virus to be spread to at least seven other states.
Though authorities previously said that Kwiatkowski might have tried to hurt himself leading up to his arrest, a police report from Marlborough, Massachusetts reported new details. The details included a list of prescription drugs authorities found in his hotel room. A strong smell of alcohol was also found on his breath and he had a hard time speaking without slurring his words.
A note was also found that said to call Kerry and tell her he had passed away. Also it said to tell her he was unable to handle the stress any longer. Police said it was apparent from the drugs, alcohol and note that David was attempting to bring harm to himself.
The Hepatitis C virus mutates inside the body, therefore linking any test results that come back positive to Kwiatkowski would prove more difficult as time went on, especially after a full year, said medical authorities involved in the case. Authorities want to know if the technician exposed two Arizona hospital’s patients to the virus while working there in 2009 and 2010.