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‘Angel of Death’ serial killer suffers jailhouse beating in Ohio prison

March 29, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
‘Angel of Death’ serial killer suffers jailhouse beating in Ohio prison

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Convicted Angel of Death serial killer Donald Harvey who admitted to killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky during the 1970s and ’80s remains in critical condition after suffering a jailhouse assault, state authorities said Wednesday.

Ohio State Prison spokeswoman JoEllen Smith said, Harvey, who is serving multiple life sentences, was discovered severely beaten inside his cell at the state detention facility in Toledo, on Tuesday afternoon.

Although officials haven’t revealed the extent of his injuries, the State Highway Patrol said he remained in critical condition as of Wednesday, The Associated Press

According to a prison report, Harvey was assaulted inside his cell by an unnamed person.

The 64-year-old serial killer pleaded guilty in 1987 in the deaths of 37 people at hospitals in Cincinnati, Ohio, and  London, Kentucky while he worked as a nurses aide.

FILE – In this Nov. 2, 1987, file photo, convicted killer Donald Harvey, center, is led back to jail by Laurel County, Ky.

He would later confess to killing 18 people when he worked at Cincinnati’s Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Harvey eventually told his former attorney he started his killing spree in 1970 while working at Marymount Hospital in Kentucky.

Most of his victims were chronically ill patients, whom he claimed he was trying to end their pain and suffering.

Prosecutors said Harvey poisoned most of his victims by lacing their food with cyanide and arsenic.

Harvey also let oxygen tanks run out, leaving some patients to suffocate.

Police arrested Harvey after medical examiner smelled cyanide during an autopsy on one of his victims.

Harvey told a newspaper after he pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty and revealed he liked the control of determining who lived and died.

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