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Overkill pp 95-106 | Cite as

Take Good Care of My Baby

  • James Alan Fox
  • Jack Levin

Abstract

On August 18, 1987, 35-year-old Donald Harvey admitted having committed an atrocity beyond the imagination of most normal people. He had killed 24 helpless, desperately ill hospital patients over a period of 4 years. To avoid Ohio’s electric chair, the former nurse’s aid plea-bargained with a Hamilton County prosecutor for a reduced sentence. In exchange for his confession, Harvey received three concurrent life terms, making him eligible for parole at the age of 95 if he should live that long.

Keywords

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Psychological Empowerment Serial Killer Munchausen Syndrome Sexual Sadism 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    Dirk Johnson, “Ex-Nurse’s Aide Admits Murders of 24 in 4 Years,” New; York Times, August 19, 1987, p. A17.Google Scholar
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    Michele Chandler and Lori Mathews, “Families Doubt Nursing Home Murders,” Detroit Free Press, December 5, 1988, p. 3A.Google Scholar
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    Joyce Eggington, From Cradle to Grave. New York: Jove Books, 1990.Google Scholar
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    Jerome Burne, “Health: Murder by Manipulation,” Independent, June 8, 1993, p. 17.Google Scholar
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    Richard Pendlebury, “Allitt Is Locked Away Forever,” Daily Mail, May 29, 1993, p. 9.Google Scholar
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    Peter Elkind, The Death Shift: The True Story of Nurse Genene Jones and the Texas Baby Murders. New York: Viking, 1989, p. 108.Google Scholar
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    Peter Elkind, The Death Shift: The True Story of Nurse Genene Jones and the Texas Baby Murders. New York: Viking, 1989, pp. 154–155.Google Scholar

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© James Alan Fox and Jack Levin 1994

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  • James Alan Fox
  • Jack Levin

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