Cullen later noted he killed 11 patients at the medical center. Motive[ edit ] Cullen stated he administered overdoses to patients in order to spare them from being "coded" — going into cardiac or respiratory arrest and being listed as a Code Blue emergency. LeRoy Sinn, 71 May First, the Patient Safety Act increased hospitals' responsibility for reporting "serious preventable adverse events".
Cullen described his childhood as miserable. He recommended surveillance cameras, swipe cards, a daily count of medications and a national database of updating employment history. As part of his plea agreement, he promised to cooperate with authorities if they did not seek the death penalty for his crimes.
Some contacted nearby hospitals in secret, or quietly spoke to their own superiors, to alert them that they should not hire Cullen. He worked 12 to 36 hours of overtime per week and was given to fits of rage and to staring off into the distance when she was talking to him, the papers said.
The hospital waited till October to inform the police. However, the judge did not want a plea at that time. There, Cullen was accused of giving patients drugs at unscheduled times and was fired after being seen entering a patient's room with syringes in his hand.
It was considered suspicious because the drugs had no recreational use or any value outside a hospital. A month later, he pleaded guilty to the murder of three more patients in New Jersey. Barnabas, Cullen took a job at Warren Hospital in Phillipsburgwhere he murdered three elderly women by giving them overdoses of the heart medication digoxin.
Additionally, no reporting mechanism existed at the time to identify nurses with mental health or employment problems. The killing took place over the course of 16 years at seven hospitals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania where Cullen was a critical care nurse. He later resigned and worked at St.
It is also known that the public loves to hear about serial killers because they find it fascinating. Cullen was given seven more life sentences. He resigned and was escorted from the building in June He then began stalking the woman, who filed a police report against him. Cullen is the first serial killer to appear on 60 Minutes in its 45 years on the air and though he says he murdered between 30 and 40 victims on his confession tape -- portions of which will be broadcast for the first time -- some suspect he killed many more.
He was taken to a hospital and a psychiatric facility, but returned home the following day. There is no justification Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem. Cullen killed at least eight patients and attempted to kill at least one more by mid, using digoxin, insulin, and epinephrine. Some were in bad condition, but others were recovering.
In NovemberCullen pleaded guilty in an Allentown court to killing six patients and trying to kill three others. No one suspected Cullen was murdering patients at St. As part of his plea agreementCullen has been working with law enforcement officials to identify additional victims.
In January the next year, his wife filed for divorce, having reported him twice for domestic violence. He claimed that he did not harm anyone during the first two years, but hospital records for that time period had been destroyed by the time he was arrested in Within the next three years, Cullen murdered at least five patients and is known to have attempted to kill two more.
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