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January 22, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge moved the trial of a former nurse accused of killing six patients and suspected in more than 100 deaths. Attorneys for Orville Lynn Majors and prosecutors agreed that the trial should be held outside Vermillion County, where the alleged killings occurred. Special Judge Ernest Yelton agreed to move the case to Clay County, about 25 miles away. Majors, 36, was arrested last month after a 33-month investigation by the Indiana State Police.
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January 22, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge moved the trial of a former nurse accused of killing six patients and suspected in more than 100 deaths. Attorneys for Orville Lynn Majors and prosecutors agreed that the trial should be held outside Vermillion County, where the alleged killings occurred. Special Judge Ernest Yelton agreed to move the case to Clay County, about 25 miles away. Majors, 36, was arrested last month after a 33-month investigation by the Indiana State Police.
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December 31, 1997 | JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In memory of their father-in-law, two women chased Orville Lynn Majors down the streets of the Vermillion County seat on Tuesday, shouting accusations that he'd killed people who were loved--retired coal miners, steel haulers and grade school teachers who'd been entrusted to his care in a small-town hospital. The object of their fury, once a licensed practical nurse, sat shackled in the back seat of a sheriff's car bound for the County Jail out on Route 63.
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December 31, 1997 | JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In memory of their father-in-law, two women chased Orville Lynn Majors down the streets of the Vermillion County seat on Tuesday, shouting accusations that he'd killed people who were loved--retired coal miners, steel haulers and grade school teachers who'd been entrusted to his care in a small-town hospital. The object of their fury, once a licensed practical nurse, sat shackled in the back seat of a sheriff's car bound for the County Jail out on Route 63.
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November 16, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A former nurse was sentenced in Brazil, Ind., to spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering six of his elderly patients. Orville Lynn Majors was sentenced to six consecutive 60-year terms for giving lethal injections of heart-stopping drugs to six patients at Vermillion County Hospital in the mid-1990s. He would have to serve at least 180 years before being eligible for early release. Majors, 38, was convicted Oct. 17 of killing the six patients.
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December 18, 1996 | From Associated Press
The death rate tripled at a hospital's intensive care unit when a particular nurse was on duty, and police are using a detailed computer analysis to determine if that's more than a coincidence. Investigators believe that as many as 100 of the 130 unexplained deaths at Vermillion County Hospital in western Indiana may have been homicide. Orville Lynn Majors was suspended last year after the hospital discovered the death rate in the intensive care unit tripled when he was on duty.
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October 18, 1999 | From Associated Press
A former nurse was convicted of murder Sunday in the deaths of six patients at a western Indiana hospital. Jurors hearing the case of Orville Lynn Majors told the judge they could not reach a verdict on the seventh count. Majors, 38, could be sentenced to life in prison. "How could they do this to him? He didn't kill anyone," said Majors' sister, Debbie McClelland.
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June 25, 1995 | SHARON COHEN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
It was an anonymous letter with an alarming claim: Patients were dying mysteriously in a tiny hospital, each case marked by an eerie consistency--the same nurse was on duty. "Would you want one of your loved ones to be a patient in that hospital with a death angel working?" the letter asked. " . . . We need to stop this nurse and I hope you will help us."
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December 30, 1997 | JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former intensive-care nurse at a rural Indiana hospital was arrested and charged Monday with the murders of six patients following a 33-month investigation into more than 100 deaths that occurred while he was on duty. State police examined 165 deaths at Vermillion County Hospital, north of Terre Haute, and exhumed 15 bodies of patients who lost their lives while under the care of Orville Lynn Majors, 36.
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