Nursing Assistant Accused of Insulin-Induced Murder

Jodi LaClaire, a Vermont nursing assistant was charged with second degree murder on Tuesday for allegedly injecting a non-diabetic patient with insulin. The insulin injection killed 83 year-old Nita Lowery in 2009.

Nita Lowery was under the care of Jodi LaClaire at the nursing home, the Thompson House, in Brattleboro, Vermont. Prosecutors accused LaClaire of injecting the fatal dose of insulin to Nita on March 23, 2009. The insulin caused Nita to fall into an insulin-induced coma that led to her death. While Nita Lowery was in a coma, Jodi LaClaire used her credit card to withdraw thousands of dollars.

In April 2010, LaClaire was charged with 16 counts of financial exploitation and attempted financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. On Tuesday, she was arrested in Bennington, New Hampshire on the murder charge.