Inmate sentenced in fatal 'Angel of Death' prison beating

An inmate has been handed a life sentence after pleading guilty to the fatal 2017 prison beating of a serial killer dubbed the "Angel of Death"


Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio — An Ohio inmate has been handed a life sentence after pleading guilty to the fatal 2017 prison beating of a serial killer dubbed the "Angel of Death."

James Elliott had been serving time for a series of burglaries. He admitted in court Tuesday that he fatally beat Donald Harvey at the state prison in Toledo.

This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Donald Harvey, a serial killer who became known as the "Angel of Death." (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)
This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Donald Harvey, a serial killer who became known as the "Angel of Death." (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)

Harvey is a former nurse's aide who was serving life sentences after admitting in 1987 to killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky during the 1970s and '80s.

Harvey was in protective custody when the attack took place.

Months later, Elliott sent letters to The Blade newspaper in Toledo saying he grew up in Kentucky near relatives of Harvey's victims.

An attorney for Elliott says his client wanted to get this behind him.

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