Donald Harvey

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Donald Harvey
Background information
Born(1952-04-15)April 15, 1952
Butler County, Ohio, U.S.
DiedMarch 30, 2017(2017-03-30) (aged 64)[1]
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
Penalty28 consecutive life sentences plus $270,000 in fines
Number of victims37–57;
87 claimed
Span of killings1970–1987
State(s)Kentucky, Ohio
Date apprehended1987

Donald Harvey (April 15, 1952 – March 30, 2017) was an American serial killer. He claimed to have murdered 87 people, though official estimates are that he has from 37 to 57 victims.

Harvey said he started out killing to "ease the pain" of patients.[2] As time progressed, he began to enjoy it more and more and became a self-described "angel of death". Harvey was serving 28 life sentences at the Toledo Correctional Institution in Toledo, Ohio, having pleaded guilty to murder charges to avoid the death penalty. His inmate number was A199449.[3]

On March 28, 2017, authorities reported that Harvey had been found in his cell severely beaten. He died on March 30, 2017.[4]

He is killed by James D Elliot.

References[change | change source]

  1. "'Angel of Death' serial killer Donald Harvey dies after prison attack". Fox News. March 30, 2017. Retrieved March 30, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Holmes, Ronald, & Holmes, Stephen. (2009). Serial Murder 3rd ed. Sage Publications, Inc.
  3. Offender Search Detail – Donald Harvey Archived 2011-08-07 at the Wayback Machine Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  4. "Donald Harvey, "Angel of Death" serial killer, dead at 64". CBS News. 2017-03-30. Retrieved 2017-03-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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