Prescription For Murder

Crime, Documentary
The program employs 1998 forensic tests to reveal one of the worst serial killers in history -- Dr. Harold Shipman, a local doctor in the small town of Hyde, England. Shipman ran a one-man surgery and was admired as an ...more
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Writers: Bob Harris
Stars: Bill Kurtis

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The program employs 1998 forensic tests to reveal one of the worst serial killers in history -- Dr. Harold Shipman, a local doctor in the small town of Hyde, England. Shipman ran a one-man surgery and was admired as an extremely caring and hard-working doctor, but in January 2000, he was convicted of murdering 15 of his patients. It is believed he actually killed over 100 of his elderly women patients. The program reveals that Dr. Linda Reynolds -- the first doctor to raise concerns about Shipman -- believes the police missed a crucial opportunity to investigate a body of a patient treated by Shipman, before he went on to kill three more people.

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