Saturday, March 13, 2010

$95 Million Dollar Jury Verdict in Lehigh County Against the 'Angel of Death'

On Friday, March 12, 2010, a Lehigh County jury of seven women and five men awarded $95 million to the decedents of eight people that serial killer Charles Cullen, the so-called "Angel of Death," allegedly murdered from 2000 to 2002 while working as a nurse at St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Plaintiffs' attorneys were Mark Altemose and Kelly Rambo.

According to an article by JD Malone in the Bethlehem Area News, the is the first civil judgment against Cullen, who has admitted to killing 29 people and attempting to kill 6 others by administering lethal doses of medication over 16 years at hospitals across the Lehigh Valley and western New Jersey.

Cullen did not participate in the civil trial. He currently is serving a life sentence in New Jersey. According to the article, Cullen has no assets to pay such a monumental verdict. In his criminal trials to date, he qualified for a public defender.

For more info on this case, click on this link to view JD Malone's article in the Bethlehem Area News: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/bethlehem/index.ssf?/base/news-2/126837035246750.xml&coll=3.

Thanks to William Byrne, Esquire of Hoegen and Associates, located in Wilkes-Barre, PA, for bringing this article to my attention.

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