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"Angel of Death" and Boss Charged for Alleged Overdoses

By Tim State in News on Apr 5, 2008 2:11PM

04-05-08_angels_of_death.jpgA freaky story out of Woodstock this morning: a nurse and her supervisor at a Woodstock retirement home have been charged with federal felony neglect charges after allegedly administering an overdose of morphine. This follows a 15-month investigation into six suspicious deaths. The only reaction of the supervisor was to call the nurse the “Angel of Death.”

Are we in Oregon?

The State’s Attorney refused to comment when asked about mercy killings, instead saying, “We’ve made the charges we can prove.”

Neither woman has been charged with the deaths of any of the alleged victims. The boss has also been charged with obstruction of justice, and the nurse unlawfully obtaining and distributing morphine. [S-T, WBBM]

Mug shots via WBBM. Marty Himebaugh (left) and Penny Whitlock have been accused of giving patients more morphine than was prescribed.