In an interesting story by the Sacramento Bee, "serial killer" mercy nurse Charles Cullen was recently interviewed by 60 Minutes, a popular show on CBS. In 2006, Mr. Cullen was sentenced with killing at least 29 nursing home and hospital patients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Originally, Cullen claimed that he was killing these patients for mercy deaths, i.e., to end their prolonged suffering. He administered fatal drug overdoses to these patients, most of whom were old and/or seriously ill.
In his 60 Minutes interview, Cullen
was reminded that some of his victims were not close to death. He then
said that he sometimes felt overwhelmed and could not justify his
actions. He also said that he did not know if he would have stopped
killing patients if he had not been caught. Currently, he is serving
multiple life sentences in prison.
Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer serving western and central Pennsylvania. He takes cases for older Pennsylvanians who have been abused or neglected. For more information on his Altoona, PA area practice, please call his office at 814-946-4100 or visit his website at http://www.stoehrlaw.com. Attorney Stoehr takes cases in Blair and the seven surrounding counties.