03/24/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kristen Diane Parker Sentence REJECTED; Judge Says His Sentencing Prerogative Restricted As More Victims Found

DENVER -- A sentencing deal for the drug-addicted surgery technician who infected three dozen people with hepatitis C has been rejected.

A federal judge in Denver rejected the sentence Friday for Kristen Diane Parker. Parker was expected to get 20 years in prison for stealing syringes filled with a painkiller from operating carts at Rose Medical Center in Denver and the Audubon Surgery Center in Colorado Springs.

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