It was rosenthals classmate michael swango, wearing military fatigue pants and doing jumping jacks. Joseph michael swangothe doctor who got away with murder. On that day, michael swango will appear in franklin county common pleas court to answer charges in the murder of cynthia ann mcgee. Join facebook to connect with michael swango and others you may know. When michael swango was a student at the southern illinois university school of medicine siu in the early 1980s, he took a special interest in. Michael swango, who, despite being associated with the.
Prosecutors read lurid passages from swangos notebook, describing the joy he felt during his crimes. In quincy, illinois a paramedic crew is struck down by a series of mysterious illnesses. By the time swango attended siu, he had put together. Authorities believe he murdered up to 60 people and poisoned countless others, including coworkers, friends and his wife. No one could believe that the handsome young doctor might be a serial killer. Michael swango bio, facts, family famous birthdays. The story of a doctor who got away with murder, suggests that swango might have killed up to 35 patients as he moved from hospital to hospital, lying about his background. We extend our deepest sympathies to the victims and their families. Michael joseph swango was asked to leave his medical internship in ohio after several suspicious patient deaths, he packed up his things and moved to illinois, where he would be sent to prison for poisoning his coworkers. That was not a reassuring datum, considering the rumors being whispered among the nurses, and the epidemics of cardiopulmonary arrest that seemed to follow whenever swango happened to. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc. Raised in quincy, illinois, middlechild swango was considered by his mother to be the most academically gifted of the family.
Swango seemed a godsend wherever he was hired to practice medicine. A rash of unexplained deaths at a northport, new york hospital in the 1990s and the suspicious death of a wealthy businessman. Michael swango was a physician who was suspected of being one of the. A medical thriller from pulitzer prizewinning author james b. When michael swango was a student at the southern illinois university school of medicine siu in the early 1980s, he took a special interest in dying patients. National practitioner data bank revisited the lessons of. It is believed that swango has killed over 60 victims.
This forensics test brought a serial killer to justice. Under the appearance of a caring doctor, michael swango. Swan started in local theater and was part of an improvisational company in the late 70s known as the illegitimate theater. Horoscope and astrology data of michael swango born on 21 october 1954 tacoma, washington, with biography. In july 1983, michael swango, a recent medical school graduate of southern illinois university, went to ohio state university hospital, but his poor performance during the first. Jul 09, 2015 untouchable power corrupts, the new crime tv series, will air the case of dr. Kentucky had the highest population of swango families in 1840. Swango was in jail on a forgery charge and was slated to be released shortly. Jun 15, 2000 a medical thriller from pulitzer prizewinning author james b. Michael swango, currently serving a three and a half year sentence in a colorado prison on a fraud charge.
Michael joseph swango born october 21, 1954 in tacoma, washington is a physician and surgeon, who fatally poisoned at least thirty and possibly many more of his patients and colleagues. Khqas ross green shows you where michael swango will spend the. The book follows records and stories of swango wherever he went from ohio, to illinois, to new york and south dakota. Stewart estimated 35 deaths caused by michael swango, while the fbi believes that he is responsible for about 60 deaths, making him one of the most dangerous serial killers in american history. Joseph michael swango was a physician and american serial killer convicted of four murders, but is estimated to have been involved in as many as 60 fatal poisonings of his patients and colleagues. Whitepages people search is the most trusted directory.
This was about 80% of all the recorded swango s in the usa. Office of inspector general united states department of. It is worth noting that a doctor might be the most prolific serial killer this country ever has known. Blind eye is a flatout horrifying nonfiction profile of michael swango. Michael swan has 165 books on goodreads with 12833 ratings. That afternoon mzezewa was awakened from his nap by the new doctor, dr. Michael swango was born on october 21, 1954, in tacoma, washington, to muriel and john swango. Michael swango would leave that hospital only to be rehired at another. The lutheran mission hospital at remote mnene received his package and thought that this dr. His mother would also contribute to his scrapbooks when she came across such articles.
Michael swango biography facts, childhood, life of. An attractive, vivacious nurse fell in love with dr. This individual is an extreme example of the alien masquerading as a human level psychopath. Not only was a serial killer recognized as a respected and. By the time kristin began to suspect something was very wrong, it was too late. Army officer who served in the vietnam war, was listed in whos who in government 19721973, and was troubled by alcoholism. Prosecutors say doctor killed to feel a thrill the new. Quincynotre damehigh school does not limit its students to catholic outlook only. Jul 15, 2001 all professional baseball statistics for bruce swango. While attending medical school, swango s classmates noticed his bizarre fascination with death and gore. But acclaim would turn to disbelief, dismay, then horror, as the evidence mounted that he could actually be murdering his patients.
Swango s favorite books, according to prosecutors, was the traveler, written by john katzenbach. The story of a doctor who got away with murder, suggests swango might have killed as many as 35 patients as he moved from. Swango also is suspected of poisoning patients in zimbabwe. Swango, a former doctor, killed for the pure joy of watching and smelling death. I also want to get the early bird books newsletter featuring great deals on ebooks. The terrifying story of a doctor who got away with. Swango pleaded guilty in franklin county common pleas court to aggravated murder in the january 14, 1984 death of cynthia ann mcgee, 19, a gymnast who was recovering from a car accident. I went to college with the subject of this book, michael swango at quincy university. Watch untouchable season 1 episode 1 white coat, dark. He was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, and. Michael swango was a former physician sentenced to serve four life sentences in a federal prison for intentionally killing an estimated sixty patients under his care over a sixteenyear period. Death, is an american former physician and an admitted serial killer.
In medical school, as a young intern, as a doctor, many of the patients he saw died. Former doctor charged in death of 3 patients the new york times. It is estimated that swango has been involved in as many as 60 fatal poisonings of patients and colleagues, though he only admitted to causing four deaths. A daughters nightmare is a 2014 movie that could be inspired by the true story of serial killer michael swango. Wherever he was hiredin ohio, illinois, new york, south dakota michael swango at first seemed the model physician.
Apr 23, 2017 10 chilling facts about serial killer, michael swango joseph michael swango is known as one of the many physicians in history who was also a serial killer. Much attention has been paid in recent months to the story of michael swango. Joseph michael swango born october 21, 1954, also known under the aliases david j. Swango, became his fiancee, and may have learned too much about him. Michael swango pleaded guilty to five counts of a ninecount federal indictment and was sentenced to life in prison without parole. License to kill, 2001, with at turner classic movies. Immediately download the michael swango summary, chapterbychapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more everything you need for studying or teaching michael swango. And that he never has been convicted for any of his murders. Today the fbi believes that swango may be the most prolific serial killer in. National practitioner data bank revisited the lessons of michael swango, m. Murders az is a collection of true crime stories that take an indepth look at both littleknown and infamous murders throughout history. When studying in high school, michael played a musical instrument clarinet and even participated in a band. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected.
Untouchable power corrupts will profile cases of people who held jobs in powerful positions, but abused that power by committing coldblooded murders. Mar 08, 2016 michael swango is said to have murdered between 3060 people during his career as a doctor. National practitioner data bank revisited the lessons. I thank both of those agencies for their dedication and determination in investigating this matter, across the years and the globe. Joseph michael swango is a serial killer who, as a trusted doctor, had easy access to his victims. Swango was lean and muscled at a time when fitness was far from most students minds. Prosecutors say doctor killed to feel a thrill the new york times. Michael swango used to tell colleagues that his favorite movie was the silence of the lambs. View phone numbers, addresses, public records, background check reports and possible arrest records for robert swango. With michael swango in custody for fraud, its up to the scientists to figure out how he killed his patients before his sentence is up and he gets another chance to escape. Life of serial killer michael swango serial killers book 5 kindle edition by smith, jack.
Michael swango, horoscope for birth date 21 october 1954. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading dr. Michael swango sat alone in the last row of the section reserved for family at the memorial service for kristin kinney. Office of inspector general, who were determined that swango be held accountable for his actions and not be allowed to victimize others. It is estimated that swango has been involved in as many as 60 fatal poisonings of. Hamilton, business week stewart penetrates the hermetically sealed world of medicine. Stewart about serial killer doctor michael swango and the medical community that chose to turn a blind eye on his criminal activities. Joseph michael swango born september 9, 1954, also known under the aliases david j. Life of serial killer michael swango serial killers book 5. For years, he kept scrapbooks of newspaper clippings about. An example, i have read books in the past by authors who will insert irrelevant material not associated with the novel to ensure the book is long enough or give the. The terrifying story of a doctor who got away with murder. Doctors who killed michael swango, harold shipman and.
He watches silence of the lambs, cuts and pastes criminal acts into his. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Michael swango former physician sentenced to four life sentences in federal prison deliberately killed around 60 patients over 16 years swango is believed to have begun killing in 1983 graduated from southern illinois university medical school began internship at ohio state university hospital. These strange events appear unrelated until nurses discover evidence that dr michael swango. After flying through medical school despite learning so little and acting so strangely that his classmates petitioned the school to flunk him, swango fails upward impressively, landing one of the most prestigious internships in the country, at the vaunted ohio state hospitals program. Swan was born in san jose, california, the son of actress alys lucille nee wilkinson and donald arthur swan. Joseph michael swango born october 21, 1954, tacoma, washington was a physician and american serial killer convicted of four murders, but is estimated to have been involved in as many as 60 fatal poisonings of his patients and colleagues. This is a private educational establishment, which provides curriculum based on catholic values. This is a scary story when you read about someone like michael swango, your skin starts to crawl. A tough war veteran battling a mild form of cancer takes a fatal turn for the worse in northport, new york.
Feb 24, 2018 bettye mckee rated it really liked it. Doctors who killed michael swango, harold shipman and more. Aug 22, 2019 joseph michael swango is a serial killer who, as a trusted doctor, had easy access to his victims. Joseph michael swango is an american former licensed physician and an admitted serial killer. Joseph michael swango born october 21, 1954 is an american serial killer and a licensed physician. Michael swango, a convicted poisoner and a suspected serial killer, who, because he was a medical doctor, seemingly. Behind the murder curtain reveals true crimes of long. John swango was an army officer, who served in the vietnam war. Using swango as a grisly case study for a larger and more common problem, stewart reveals just how easily dangerous or grossly.
Michael swango used to tell colleagues that his favorite movie was the. Michael swan was born on june 11, 1948 in san jose, california, usa. Blind eye shows us the danger we face in a hospital system that too often puts appearances, reputation and potential liability ahead of patients welfare and tells us what needs to be done to stop it. Michael swango, former physician who authorities say poisoned patients from ohio to zimbabwe but continued to find medical jobs, will plead guilty. In 1983 swango became an intern at the university hospital at ohio state university, when nurses he worked with began to notice the alarming rate at. Michael swans most popular book is practical english usage. Michael swango biography facts, childhood, life of serial. Books by michael swan author of practical english usage. Dr swango is a talented, respected and handsome surgeon. Michael swango graduated from quincynotre damehigh school. He is an actor and director, known for as the world turns 1956, friday the th part vi. Michael swango serial killer serial killer biography series kindle edition by dawson, john h download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Michael swango even his name sounds creepy, worked his way through medical schools and numerous residency positionsallegedly.
He was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, and is serving that sentence at adx florence. The most swango families were found in the usa in 1880. The fbi is racing against time to collect enough evidence to bring murder charges against him before his release on july 15, 2000. Hed been in the marines, and his name was stenciled on the military garb he usually wore to class. It is directed by vic sarin and written by shelley gillen. Swango arrived in africa just before the end of the year 1994. Swango does when hes not killing patients with a hypodermic needle. Michael swango s story began in the tristates, but nobody could have guessed where it would end. American doctors were hard to come by and here was one almost pleading to be selected. Michael swango has been estimated to have been involved in as many as sixty fatal poisonings of. In 1840 there were 12 swango families living in kentucky.
Oct 05, 2012 hbo films swango gets a boost from black swan writer john mclaughlin exclusive. It was this book and stewarts publicity associated with it that forced the feds to file charges of murder. Stewarts, blind eye, is a true book on how a young doctor, michael swango, poisoned and murdered patients and coworkers. How a murderous doctor was allowed to keep killing patients. But as investigators closes in, the doctor is always one step ahead. That was not a reassuring datum, considering the rumors being whispered among the nurses, and the epidemics of cardiopulmonary arrest that seemed to follow whenever swango happened to be working a floor. Hbo films swango gets a boost from black swan writer. Michael swango failed to truthfully disclose the reason for a prior. Stewart estimated that counting the suspicious deaths at siu, circumstantial evidence links swango to. Michael swango is an american serial killer and a former physician who is serving three consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole at the adx florence supermax prison near florence, colorado. Michael swan born june 11, 1948 is an american film and tv actor. Join facebook to connect with michelle swango neal and others you may know.
When i knew him he seemed a normal person who worked long hours. The terrifying story of a doctor who got away with murder kindle edition. The terrifying story of a doctor who got away with murder james b. Michael swango, who was convicted of killing veterans on long island, was investigated by bruce sackman, who wrote a book about that and other cases. Life of serial killer michael swango serial killers book 5 by jack smith 3.
Michael swango was born in tacoma, washington and raised in quincy, illinois, the middle child of muriel and john virgil swango. The swango family name was found in the usa, and the uk between 1840 and 1920. Michael swango was responsible for the fatal poisoning of roughly 60 patients, placing him among the most prolific serial killers in american history, but his crimes are not the most unsettling aspect of james b. Adams, michael kirk, jack kirk, and michael swan, as well as the press nickname dr. I have my own sixdegreesofseparation connection to dr. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading michael swango serial killer serial killer biography series. Joseph michael swango, serial killer profile and biography. The doctor of death, michael kirk, david jackson adams, jack kirk, michael swan wanted for.495 1217 81 1279 1502 1494 239 606 363 263 1014 1046 463 1472 1141 146 103 1076 1113 12 1398 227 304 636 1110 1136 536 546 686 312 212 1157 708 1230 1051 293 784 1462 1330 52 380