An injection of saline, please

Hélène Jégado (1803-1852) French serial killer

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Whoa brother! This is right up my alley! I know, I know, it’s silly and a little creepy to become excited at the knowledge that there is a so-called angel of death on the loose once more but my little ticking true-crime heart can’t help but swell right now. All kinds of evil people turn me on, be it a serial killer, a mother who murders her own kids, the good old fashioned baby-farmers who murdered kids for money.

Then of course there’s the medical killers who perhaps astound me a bit more because these crimes are committed by a person who has taken a job that requires you to be capable of compassion and caring. I can name a few: Beverley Allitt who murdered four children (and injured more) whilst working in a hospital in Lincolnshire. Harold Shipman, the infamous doctor who killed hundreds of his own patients.  Colin Norris, who murdered four on his job as a nurse at various hospitals in Leeds. Officials say that had he not been caught, he would have been the second Shipman.

During the last couple of days I have read articles about patients being murdered with shots of saline at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, Gtr Manchester. This time, it would seem, a female murderer is being questioned.

It makes a worrying read. With your general creep on the streets it’s hard to feel safe out there, even in our homes. Apparently we can’t feel safe in hospitals or doctor’s offices either. It worries me that this ‘angel of death’ phenomenon is not very rare anymore.

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