Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Angels of Death: The Male Nurses


"Angel of Death Euthanasia Toll May Never be Known," Reuters, March 14, 2002.

Articles from The Morning Call, The New York Times, The Newark Star Ledger, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and USA Today about Charles Cullen.

"Angel of Death," A&E, Special Reports, Feb 2004. 

"Body Chop Nurse Charged in Grisly Slayings," New York Post, January 22, 2003.

Carlisle, Al. C. "The Dark Side of the Serial Killer Personality," in Serial Killers, San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 2000.

"Closing Arguments in Majors' Murder Trial Portray Former Nurse as God and Scapegoat," CourtTV Online, October 13, 1999.

Dalrymple, Theodore. "Attack of the Killer Nurses: A Look at a Curious Phenomenon," National Rerview, May 28, 2001.

Fleming, Michael. "Dark Angel Takes Wing in Hollywood,", Movie news. April 30, 2002.

"Former Nurse Arrested in Deaths at Indiana Hospital," U. S. News, December 29, 1997.

"Former Nurse Guilty of Murder of Six Patients," News Tribune, October 18, 1999.

Goldberg, Carey. "Former Nurse on Trial in Patients' Deaths," The New York Times, November 23, 2000.

Halperin, Rick. "Death Penalty News," September 26, 2000.

Healy, Patrick. "Slaying Suspect is Stain on profession," The New York Times, Dec. 19, 2003.

Indiana v. Orville Lynn Majors, Probable Cause Affidavit," CourtTV online.

Lampe, Paula. The Mother Teresa Syndrome, Holland: Nelissen, 2002.  service@nelissen,nl or

Lane, Brian and Wilfred Gregg. The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers.  New York: Berkeley, 1995.

"LA Angel of Death Sentenced to Life," Washington Post, Thursday April 18, 2002.

Lieberman, Paul. "Angel of Death Compares Overdose Killings to Shoplifting Gum," The Morning Call, Allentown, PA, April 28, 2002; first appeared in the Los Angeles Times as "Graveyard Shift."

      "Corpses, Clues and Confession Sank Angel of Death," The Morning Call, May 5, 2002.

Lucy, David and Colin Aitken. "A Review of the Role of Roster data and Evidence of Attendance in cases of Suspected Excess Deaths in a Medical Context," Law, Probability and Risk (2002) 1, 141-160.

Newton, Michael. The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers, New York: Checkmark Books, 2000.

"Nurse says He Killed Fifty Patients," BBC News, March 28, 1998.

People V. Richard Angelo, March 28, 1996.

Pyrek, Kelly. "Healthcare Serial Killers: Recognizing the Red Flags," Forensic Nurse, September/October 2003.

"Richard Angelo,"

"Respiratory care Board Requests Licenses Suspension for Practitioner Linked to Angel of Death Case,", May 31, 2002.

"Salvidar Sentenced to Six Consecutive Sentences of Life without Parole," District Attorney County of Los Angeles Media Relations News Release, March 2002.

Schlesinger, Louis., ed. Serial Offenders: Current Thought, Recent Findings. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2000.

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Written with the research assistance of Jamie DiPasquo.

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