In 1987, a nurses aid was sentenced to life for the murder of 37 people in Kentucky and Ohio. According to him, the number was closer to 87. Killing hospital patients and others at will, he considered some, mercy killings—the others were just out of spite. This is the story of one of America’s most prolific serial killers. Donald Harvey. The Angel of Death.
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Over the course of eighteen years, Donald Harvey murdered at least fifty-nine people while working as a nursing assistant in Ohio and Kentucky hospitals. His crimes shocked the nation; even today, Harvey’s name is invoked whenever those we trust in the medical system commit horrendous crimes. Now for the first time, Harvey’s court-appointed defense attorney, William Whalen, and co-author Bruce Martin, reveal facts formerly protected by attorney-client privilege in Defending Donald Harvey. With Harvey’s full cooperation, Whalen and Martin provide frightful insights into the mind of the cherub-faced killer. They detail his abused childhood; the confused search for identity that plunged him into Satanism and Nazism; the bizarre behavior reported by his coworkers but ignored by his employers; and of course his heartbreaking, brutal crimes. The book also includes an afterward by award-winning journalist Pat Minarcin, who broke the story that opened a Pandora’s box of multiple killings.