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Shipman found dead in prison cell

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 15 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:123
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    Harold Shipman, one of history's most prolific medical murderers, was found dead in his cell on Tuesday, after apparently hanging himself with bed-sheets attached to the bars of his window.

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    Harold Shipman: accused of taking “the coward's way out

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    Shipman was serving multiple life sentences for murdering 15 women patients while working as a general practitioner in Hyde, Greater Manchester. An inquiry into his case by appeal court judge Dame Janet Smith later found that he had killed at …

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