by Jon Blackwell

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Charles Cullen

They were cancer sufferers, burn ward patients, and great-grandparents in their 90s. Each quiet death attracted its share of private grief but no public suspicion. Not, that is, until a woman named Helen Dean summoned her son, Larry, to her bed at Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, on Auhust 30, 1993. “He stuck me,” she moaned. “That sneaky male nurse.” …

But even after Helen Dean died, nothing happened to that nurse, whose name was Charles Cullen. No one at the hospital wanted to confront the possibility he might be an “angel of death” who felt compelled to execute his patients, and none suspected he would turn out to be New Jersey’s worst recorded serial killer.