Charles Cullen and Other Healthcare Serial Killers - page 2

I saw a story last night about Charles Cullen, former RN in New Jersey. Charles had a rough start in life - his father died a few months before he was born. He was a "late in life" baby, the... Read More

  1. by   Pepper The Cat
    Elizabeth Wettlaufer in Ontario Canada was just sentances last June for several msg home murders. She overdosed pts who annoyed her with insulin.
  2. by   meanmaryjean
    You all seriously need to join me on Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community for all your true crime needs!
  3. by   Pixie.RN
    Daniela Poggiali in Italy killed patients who annoyed her, then took selfies with them. Good grief.
  4. by   Ruas61
    Quote from Kooky Korky
    Was this actually happening?
    Yeah, it did. ITwas not a nurse or direct caregiver and it was just one person (I typed people inside of person, oops) they did it to was a significant other but it was well known locally at the time and was spooky.
  5. by   Jedrnurse
    Not to mention the nurse who "arranged" for codes so she could come off as a hero while resuscitating them...
  6. by   gromit1084
    Not a famous guy but I worked for a doctor recently on one of my travel assignments in very rural New Mexico and I SWEAR he was killing patients on purpose. All the permanent staff had seen him at one time or another, doing things that would purposely kill patients. They tried to report him but he was well connected and never got into trouble. I personally saw him refuse to treat someone with new onset facial droop and slur- never allowed me to get a CT for them so I can't definitively know it was a stroke but patient didn't make it.
  7. by   SobreRN
    Have never known anyone who would have been suspected of activities as far out of the norm as these cases. I can see why hospitals think they are in a bind with suspicions though; some nurses jump into every code because they are adrenaline junkies but they are not many. Never been an adrenaline junky myself, if I see 10 people in the room they do not need another body squeezing in.
    Cullen, as I recall, was killing ill, elderly patients so I can see how it went on longer. I am more at a loss over how jones did this to healthy toddlers (or why, mt God what a horrible death!)
    In the department of odditys' @ 15 years ago a Texas NA named Chante Mallard, drinking and driving, hit a homeless man and drove home with her unfortunate victim. She then went on to a 2-3 'party' at her home drinking and using meth, she went into the garage a couple of times and he was embedded in the windshield still alive. She apologized and left him there. @ 3 days later finding him dead she dumped him in a park. As he was homeless she thought they would not put a lot of resources into the cause of death; she was wrong.
    She was charged with murder and I believe is still in prison.
  8. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    You all seriously need to join me on Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community for all your true crime needs!
    I was just looking for something to occupy my time over the summer!
  9. by   DextersDisciple
    Quote from That Guy
    Blind Eye by James Stewart. Talks about a doctor who liked to kill people too and how he evaded the system for awhile. Little bit of a hard read but I enjoyed it.
    "Hard read" like very disturbing?
  10. by   That Guy
    Quote from DextersDisciple
    "Hard read" like very disturbing?
    More like not written the best. It feels like it bounces all over the place.
  11. by   Hygiene Queen
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    You all seriously need to join me on Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community for all your true crime needs!
    I am over there under another name and have noticed you there.

    I don't participate, I'm just interested in what people come up with. Unfortunately, there are some ridiculous hand-wringers, far-fetched theories and users that try to match the most unlikely missing people to does. It can make one roll their eyes.

    You are not like that, meanmaryjean, and I wish other posters were as level-headed. You do an excellent job explaining the medical aspects of cases to laypeople. I'm glad I finally feel able to compliment you on that.
  12. by   Kooky Korky
    Quote from Jedrnurse
    Not to mention the nurse who "arranged" for codes so she could come off as a hero while resuscitating them...
    Someone other than Genene Jones, LVN in Texas?
  13. by   meanmaryjean
    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    I am over there under another name and have noticed you there.

    I don't participate, I'm just interested in what people come up with. Unfortunately, there are some ridiculous hand-wringers, far-fetched theories and users that try to match the most unlikely missing people to does. It can make one roll their eyes.

    You are not like that, meanmaryjean, and I wish other posters were as level-headed. You do an excellent job explaining the medical aspects of cases to laypeople. I'm glad I finally feel able to compliment you on that.
    Thank you.so much! Now I want to know who you are!

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