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Orville Lynn Majors looked like a caring nurse, family man and all- round good guy. In reality he was anything but
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He might look like a doting dad in this photo, but nurse Orville
Lynn Majors was a serial killer harbouring a burning hatred of his elderly patients – witnesses later suggested that he believed they should be gassed.
Not surprisingly, ‘ doting dad’ and ‘ caring nurse’ were the compassionate images he preferred to portray, such as here: where Majors is seen bottle- feeding Mikayla, the daughter of his live- in lover Nancy Ryan. While actively presenting an image of a heavenly angel, Majors was earning himself a 380- year prison sentence as an ‘ angel of death’. Between 1993 and 1995 he’s believed to have murdered as many as 130 patients.
He was arrested in December 1997 only months after this photo was taken, During his trial, a number of witnesses came forward with disturbing character evidence. According to their testimonies, Majors had no regard or compassion for those in his care. They also testified that he hated his patients, especially any whose needs increased his workload. Majors himself acknowledged as much. Many of his victims were patients with the greatest needs or the most demanding or difficult personalities. The more they irritated him, the more likely they were to die.
This angel of death himself died on 24 September 2017 while serving life for six murders – a fraction of his suspected total. His death ironically proved that the pitiless man did in fact have a heart – he died of an unspecified heart ailment.