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Michael swango[1]

  1. 1. Michael Swango Dr. Death
  2. 2. Early life  Swango was raised in Quincy, Illinois and graduated as valedictorian in 1972.  He served in the Marine Corps, receiving an honorable discharge in 1980. He then attended Quincy College and later Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  While Swango was in SIU he began showing signs of his problem. Although being quite intelligent he was seen as lazy, preferring to work as an ambulance attendant rather than concentrate on his studies. Even at that young age, he had a noticeable fascination with dying patients. Although not seen at the time, many patients on which Swango was assigned to do checkups ended up dieing or suffering life-threatening emergencies. At least five of them died.
  3. 3. Adult life  After schooling Swango was able to get a job at Ohio State University Medical Center. It was here that he has seen injecting poison into a patient that then became tragically ill. Swango would be cleared of these charges.  After a series of being fired for attempts on peoples lives he found a job in Virginia. This is where he met his wife Kristin Kinney.  Kristin years later would divorce Swango. She had been having consistent headaches while with Swango that would go away after she left him. She would also commit suicide because of heart ache over not being able to be with Swango. Traces of arsenic would be found in her body after her death.
  4. 4. Adult life (continued)  In 1991, Swango legally changed his name to Daniel J. Adams and tried to apply for a residency program at Ohio Valley Medical Center.  Swango got a job at psychiatric residency program at the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine. Many of his patients then began to pass away and suspicions began to rise. Before he resigned, Cohen sent a warning about Swango to all 125 medical schools and all 1,000 teaching hospitals across the nation— effectively blackballing Swango from getting a medical residency in the United States.
  5. 5. Motive for killings  Swango enjoyed seeing people die. His attacks were not rage induced or because of fear. He simply enjoyed seeing people beginning to waste away. Dr. Swango
  6. 6. Methods for killing  Swango used a variety of methods for killing.  Mixing poison into drinks  Injecting poison into patients  Overdosing medications to patients
  7. 7. Victim profiles  Patients or coworkers at places he worked  No specific rules to the type of person
  8. 8. How he was caught  On multiple occasions Swango was seen in the act of his crime.
  9. 9. Where is he now?  Swango now has been sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole in New York as of September 6, 2000, and Sentenced to life in prison, with a chance of parole after 20 years, in Ohio as of October 18, 2000.
  10. 10. Question answers  Serial killers are so hard to spot because they are just normal people.  In many cases abuse and broken homes can contribute to the development of a serial killer.  Swango would just put arsenic in the drinks of kis coworkers.
  11. 11. References  http://murderpedia.org/male.S/s/swango- michael.htm