CLARKSBURG VETERAN'S HOSPITAL DEATHS - Nursing Assistant Set To Plead For Murders

Major developments surfaced Tuesday in a case that has drawn national attention, an FBI investigation and an outcry of concerns about the mysterious deaths of multiple veterans at the VA Medical Center in Clarksburg.

Court documents indicate that Reta Mays (right) a former nursing assistant at the medical center, is set to enter a plea in seven of the deaths and the assault of another patient. The hearing is scheduled at 2 p.m. in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia in Clarksburg.

Live coverage of a news conference by federal officials is set for 3 p.m. in Clarksburg and will be shared in this story once it starts.

Mays is charged with seven counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with the intent to commit murder, according to federal court documents. She is accused of wrongfully giving the patients at the center insulin.

Court documents name six of the veterans Mays is accused of killing: Robert Edge Sr., Robert Kozul, Archie Edgell, George Shaw, Felix McDermott and Raymond Golden.

The seventh veteran she is accused of killing is identified by initials, W.A.H. The veteran she is accused of assaulting also was identified only by initials, R.R.P.

Federal officials have been probing at least 11 deaths at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Clarksburg.

A grand jury was looking into the deaths, and officials previously said there is a person of interest who no longer works at the center.

Several lawsuits have been filed against the VA over the deaths, claiming the patients who died were wrongfully given insulin injections that led to their deaths.

Mays is currently being held in Central Regional Jail.