Former nurse Charles Cullen admitted to his 17th on-the-job murder, his first guilty plea in connection with a patient death in Pennsylvania. Cullen pleaded guilty to killing 78-year-old retired steelworker Ottomar Schramm with an overdose of heart medication at Easton (Pa.) Hospital in 1998. Sentencing was tentatively set for December. Cullen claims to have killed up to 40 patients during his nursing career in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. Last spring, he pleaded guilty to killing 16 patients at two New Jersey hospitals under a broad plea agreement that spared him the death penalty. Other deaths remain under review in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. -- by the Associated Press
Former nurse pleads guilty to 17th patient murder
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