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Today in Crime History: Australia’s Dr. Death Jayant Patel Sentenced

On June 29, 2010, Jayant Patel, implicated in as many as 17 patient deaths, was found guilty in four and sentenced to a mere 7 years in prison.

Australia’s ‘Dr. Death’ Out on Bail

Dr. Jayant Patel’s medical competence has been a subject of debate both in the U.S. and Australia for the last 25 years. Convicted in 2010 on three counts of manslaughter for three patient deaths, Patel surprised the world by winning a retrial and being exonerated on one of the manslaughter charges.