Nurses Who Have Killed - page 9

Some people would say that the very mention of murderous nurses is unbecoming on a professional nursing forum. In fact, others would say that that this subject is downright distasteful and generates... Read More

  1. Visit  meanmaryjean profile page
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    I think it's important to make a distinction between killers who happened to be nurses (Andrea Yates) and nurses who kill 'in the line of duty' (Orville Majors). The 'line of duty' killers are much, much scarier in my opinion, because they use their position of trust as a weapon- whereas (for the most part) the 'happened to be nurses' killers are of a substantially lesser threat to the general public, as their crimes tend to be domestic in nature.

    The victims are no less dead, just pointing out a difference in the two types.

    You can read case information on several of these at Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community .
  2. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    Quote from Jeanette73
    What about Joy Woomer? She was convicted of killing a child as a homecare nurse but the case against her was very weak. I think the biggest mistake her defense team made was trying to pin it on the parents instead of simply maintaining her own innocence.
    That case is still up for debate.
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  3. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from OCNRN63

    I read "The Good Nurse," a book written about Cullen by a former med student. It was well-written. It made me mad that all those hospitals turned a blind eye.

    Gary Heidnik was a serial killer in Philly. He lured women into his home, killed them, cut them up and stored them in his freezers. He was an LPN. I remember the PA BON newsletter that listed his license revocation.
    When I went to PN school, the instructors told us all about Gary Heidnick (even though I remember hearing about it on the news). He was a LPN, and the school was located 2 blocks near the "torture" house where the found a few women alive that he planned to kill...creepy!

    I remember when Cullen was caught and reading the BON newsletter when they revoked his license.
  4. Visit  DeLanaHarvickWannabe profile page
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    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    Wow, I've read about Heidnik but somehow missed the part about him being a nurse.
    His crimes were horrendous.
    I didn't realize he was a nurse, either. I still can't believe it took him that long to get caught.
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  5. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    Quote from LadyFree28
    When I went to PN school, the instructors told us all about Gary Heidnick (even though I remember hearing about it on the news). He was a LPN, and the school was located 2 blocks near the "torture" house where the found a few women alive that he planned to kill...creepy!

    I remember when Cullen was caught and reading the BON newsletter when they revoked his license.
    Lucky for you he was gone by the time you were in school! I can still remember watching the news at night and his story being one of the lead stories.
  6. Visit  silverbat profile page
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    There was a nurse in Columbia, Mo who was accused of killing 10 patients in a VA hospital. Also a local nursing home he was Director Of Nurses in had a "higher than usual" death rate while he worked there!!! his name was Richard Williams, this was in 1992.

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