Canton Man Suspected in Hep C Case May Have Tried to Kill Himself
Police say Dave Kwiatkowski left a suicide note a week before his arrest.
Dave Kwiatkowski of Canton, the former traveling hospital worker charged with starting a hepatitis C outbreak in New Hampshire by stealing patients' medication to get high, may have tried to kill himself before his arrest, according to the MetroWest Daily News.
The newspaper reports that on July 13, the week before Kwiatkowski was arrested, police in Marlborough, Mass. were called to a local Holiday Inn at 11:30 at night to assist emergency responders with a guest who was feeling dizzy. They found Kwiatkowski at the hotel, intoxicated, with a number of pills on the floor. He had left a note on a nearby table that read, "please call Kerry and let her know I passed away. Tell her I couldn't handle this stress anymore."
He was found in possession of numerous medications, including Ativan, Clumipramine, Camprel, Prozac, Thorazine and Trileptal. He was taken to Marlborough Hospital and later transferred to UMass Medical Center in Worcester.
Kwiatkowski, 33, is currently in jail after being arrested for fraud and tampering. He faces up to 24 years in prison on those charges. Prosecutors have said he could face additional, more serious charges.