Orville Lynn Majors, Jr. was a 43-year-old male nurse when he was sentenced to 360 years in prison in 1999 for six murders. Also known as the Angel of Death, he died at 56 of natural causes, according to autopsy reports.
Majors reported difficulty breathing and became unconscious. The Indiana State Prison in Michigan officers did CPR on him and emergency aid. Then they took him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Preliminary autopsy results showed that he had heart problems. He was likely to die from a sudden heart attack.
Angel of Death: A Prolific Criminal
His crimes were committed between 1993 and 1995 at Vermillion County Hospital in Clinton-Indiana.
Called the Angel of Death in the media, was suspected of causing dozens of deaths at the hospital. He was convicted of six murders, but it’s suspected there are many others. Some say, even hundreds.
Prosecutors said he had injected the patients with epinephrine and potassium chloride. He was a licensed practical nurse in a four-bed intensive care unit at the hospital.
While he worked at the ICU, there was a 400% increase in deaths. Officers decided to initiate an investigation where they started connecting the dots.
He was one of the many serial killers convicted in the 90s.
Justice Caught Up with Serial Killer the Angel of Death
At the trial, hospital reports were presented linking the nurse with 130 patients who had died during the 13 months he worked at the center. In all the hospitals in which he worked, the deaths increased during his stay.
Patients were 43% more likely to die when Orville worked. He once commented to his co-workers that “all the old men should be gassed.” His victims were between 58 and 89 years old.
It was an electrophysiologist that finally made the connection. He found a pattern in more than 100 medical charts, that indicated foul play. While he worked there, suddenly and unnaturally… the patients’ hearts just stopped.
Video: Infamous Serial Killer The Angel of Death Dies in Prison
The famous prisoner known as the Angel of Death has died in prison at the age of 56. He was just a 43-year-old nurse when he was convicted of killing six of his patients. Many believe he had hundreds of victims.