Charles Edmund Cullen

Angel of Death

  Active for 20 years
(1984-2003) in United States

29

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

45

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 9 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 10 Books About Charles Edmund Cullen
  14. 7 External References
  15. Internal References

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.

Charles Edmund Cullen Serial Killer Profile

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.

Profile Completeness: 92%
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Charles Edmund Cullen has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Charles Edmund Cullen a known:

Charles Edmund Cullen
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2018-10-09 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Charles Cullen
Nickname: Angel of Death
Victims: 29 - 45
Years Active: 1984 - 2003
Ages Active: 23/24 - 42/43
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1960 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Pisces
Feb 18 - Mar 20
Birth Month: February
Marital Status: divorced Adrienne Cullen in 1993
Children: 2 daughters
Living With: wife and children until 1993, pregnant girlfriend at the time of his arrest in 2003
Occupation: nurse, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Feb 22, 1960
Family Name: Cullen
Given Name: Charles
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)

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 15 years of school
Highest Degree: college degree

Incarceration
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
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Charles Edmund Cullen

The 9 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.

Date Event Description
Feb 22 1960Charles Edmund Cullen was born in West Orange, New Jersey, US.  #19600222
Feb 22 1980
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1984
(Age 23/24)
Charles Edmund Cullen started his serial killing spree. #1984
Feb 22 1990
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Feb 22 2000
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
2003
(Age 42/43)
Charles Edmund Cullen ended his serial killing spree. #2003
Dec 15 2003
(Age 43)
Charles Edmund Cullen arrested. #20031215
Mar 02 2006
(Age 46)
Charles Edmund Cullen was convicted and sentenced to 18 consecutive life sentences at New Jersey State Prison in Trenton, New Jersey, US.  #20060302
Feb 22 2010
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
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ANSWERED
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 267
alcohol abuse TRUE 222
psychologist TRUE 256
forensic hospital TRUE 255
previous crimes TRUE 363
father drug abuse FALSE 190
mother drug abuse FALSE 192
problems in school FALSE 218
teased in school FALSE 215
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
physically abused FALSE 228
psychologically abused FALSE 221
sexually abused FALSE 223
drug abuse FALSE 223
previous jail FALSE 347
previous prision FALSE 332
previous killed FALSE 207
kill at killers home FALSE 315
kill at victims home FALSE 318
used weapon FALSE 448
used gun FALSE 447
rape FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
strangle FALSE 437
sex with body FALSE 426
mutilated FALSE 440
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350
robbed FALSE 414


Books that Mention Charles Edmund Cullen

Book: The Good Nurse (mentions serial killer Charles Edmund Cullen)
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The Good Nurse
Book: The Good Nurse (mentions serial killer Charles Edmund Cullen)
Charles Graeber
The Good Nurse
Book: Concise Townscape (mentions serial killer Charles Edmund Cullen)
Gordon Cullen
Concise Townscape
Book: Fanny: A Fiction (mentions serial killer Charles Edmund Cullen)
Edmund White
Fanny: A Fiction
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George Mair
Angel of Death
Book: The Health of Populations (mentions serial killer Charles Edmund Cullen)
Jack James
The Health of Populations
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John Foxjohn
Killer Nurse
Book: A Companion to the Anthropology of... (mentions serial killer Charles Edmund Cullen)
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10 Books that mention Serial Killer
Charles Edmund Cullen

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0446505293 The Good Nurse 1
1455506125 The Good Nurse 2
113602090x Concise Townscape 1
0060004851 Fanny: A Fiction 1
1596090022 Angel of Death 1
0128028130 The Health of Populations 1
1980732108 The Angel of Death 1
110160154x Killer Nurse 3
198103711x Serial Killer Stories Vol... 2
1119222311 A Companion to the Anthro... 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.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Charles Cullen on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Charles Edmund CULLEN on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Jennifer Hash, Charles Cullen on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  4. Gettysburg Times, Dec 16, 2003 (Page 1) on news.google.com, Retrieved on Sep 23, 2018.
  5. Q328999 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  6. Charles Cullen on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
  7. Charles Cullen on criminalia.es, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
Internal References

Charles Edmund Cullen is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #3 of 38 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in February
  2. #3 of 40 [ Page 1 ] of Pisces Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #9 of 326 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  4. #34 of 649 [ Page 3 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #46 of 649 [ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  6. #101 of 649 [ Page 7 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #117 of 649 [ Page 8 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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