Donald Harvey (born in Booneville, Kentucky, April 15, 1952) is an American serial killer who claims to have murdered 87 people. The official estimates of the number of people he murdered range anywhere from at least 37 to 57 deaths. Donald Harvey received some type of sadistic pleasure from killing his patients, although he claims he started out killing to ease the pain of patients. As he progressed in his murders, he began to enjoy it more and more and became a self-professed 'Angel of Death'. Harvey is currently serving 28 consecutive life sentences at the Allen Correctional Institution in Lima, Ohio. His inmate number is A-199449. Dating as far back as the age of eighteen, Harvey had worked in and around the medical profession, beginning his career as an orderly at the Marymount Hospital in London, Kentucky. He later confessed that during the ten month period he worked at this hospital, he killed at least a dozen patients.
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