Charles Edmund Cullen an American serial killer worked as a nurse in many hospitals but kept switching jobs as he was fired for suspicious behaviour from many of them. He confessed to murdering 40 elderly patients in New Jersey from 1984 to 2003. He did this by poisoning his patients to death with unprescribed medication. Some have estimated that Cullen may ultimately be responsible for 400 deaths, which would make him the most prolific serial killer in recorded history. On March 2, 2006, Cullen was sentenced to eighteen consecutive life sentences in New Jersey, and is not eligible for parole until year 2403.
Serial Killer Charles Edmund Cullen (aka) Angel of Death, was active for 20 years between 1984-2003, known to have ( 29 confirmed / 45 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Charles Edmund Cullen was born on February 22nd 1960 in West Orange, New Jersey, US. He was born 8th of 8 children and raised by mother until (Age 17/18). Cullen was raised as a youngest child and had 7 bothers or sisters. His father, bus driver, died in 1960 (Age 7 months). His mother, Florence Cullen, died in 1977 (Age 17/18).
Cullen a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. Cullen completed 15 years of school, received a college degree. Cullen divorced Adrienne Cullen in 1993. He had 2 daughters.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes. He was known to abuse alcohol. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.
In 1984 (Age 23/24) Charles Edmund Cullen started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with wife and children until 1993, pregnant girlfriend at the time of his arrest in 2003, where Cullen was known to work as a nurse, serial killer.
He was arrested on December 15th 2003 (Age 43), convicted on March 2nd 2006 (Age 46), sentenced to 18 consecutive life sentences at New Jersey State Prison in Trenton, New Jersey, US. Cullen was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Charles Edmund Cullen has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 4 years ago.
|Nickname:||Angel of Death|
|Victims:||29 - 45|
|Years Active:||1984 - 2003|
|Ages Active:||23/24 - 42/43|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1960 -|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♓ Pisces |
Feb 18 - Mar 20
|Marital Status:||divorced Adrienne Cullen in 1993|
|Living With:||wife and children until 1993, pregnant girlfriend at the time of his arrest in 2003|
|Occupation:||nurse, serial killer|
|D.O.B.:||Feb 22, 1960|
|Birth Location:||West Orange, New Jersey, US|
|Birth Order:||8th of 8|
|Siblings:||7 bothers or sisters|
|Raised By:||mother until (Age 17/18)|
|Birth Category:||youngest child|
|Mother:||Florence Cullen, died in 1977 (Age 17/18)|
|Father:||bus driver, died in 1960 (Age 7 months)|
|Highest School:||15 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||college degree|
|Arrested:||Dec 15, 2003 (Age 43)|
|Convicted:||Mar 2, 2006 (Age 46)|
|Sentence:||18 consecutive life sentences|
|Prison Location:||New Jersey State Prison in Trenton, New Jersey, US|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Charles Edmund Cullen. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Feb 22 1960||Charles Edmund Cullen was born in West Orange, New Jersey, US. #19600222|
|Feb 22 1980|
|Charles Edmund Cullen started his serial killing spree. #1984|
|Feb 22 1990|
|Feb 22 2000|
|Charles Edmund Cullen ended his serial killing spree. #2003|
|Dec 15 2003|
|Charles Edmund Cullen arrested. #20031215|
|Mar 02 2006|
|Charles Edmund Cullen was convictedand sentenced to 18 consecutive life sentences at New Jersey State Prison in Trenton, New Jersey, US. #20060302|
|Feb 22 2010|
|Feb 22 2020|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Charles Edmund Cullen (1984-2003).
| 37 / 40 |
|living with children||TRUE||268|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|0446505293||The Good Nurse||Charles Graeber||Charles Edmund Cullen||1|
|1455506125||The Good Nurse||Charles Graeber||Charles Edmund Cullen||2|
|113602090x||Concise Townscape||Gordon Cullen||Charles Edmund Cullen||1|
|0060004851||Fanny: A Fiction||Edmund White||Charles Edmund Cullen||1|
|1596090022||Angel of Death||George Mair||Charles Edmund Cullen||1|
|0128028130||The Health of Populations||Jack James||Charles Edmund Cullen||1|
|1980732108||The Angel of Death||Roger Harrington||Charles Edmund Cullen||1|
|110160154x||Killer Nurse||John Foxjohn|| 3 Total Including |
|198103711x||Serial Killer Stories Vol...||Roger Harrington||Charles Edmund Cullen||2|
|1119222311||A Companion to the Anthro...||Antonius C. G. M. Ro...||Charles Edmund Cullen||1|
Charles Edmund Cullen (born February 22, 1960) is an American serial killer. Cullen confessed to authorities that he killed up to forty patients during the course of his sixteen-year career as a nurse in New Jersey. However, in subsequent interviews with police, psychiatrists, and journalists, it became apparent that he had killed many more, whom he could not specifically remember by name, though he could often remember details of their murders.
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