No rush for charges in ‘Angel of Death’ fatal Ohio prison beating

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Ohio authorities investigating the fatal prison beating of a serial killer dubbed the “Angel of Death” say they’re in no hurry to file charges.

A spokesman for the State Highway Patrol says that’s because the suspect already is behind bars.

It’s been nearly two months since Donald Harvey died after he was beaten at the state prison in Toledo.

The former nurse’s aide was serving multiple life sentences after admitting in 1987 to killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky during the 1970s and ’80s.

Lt. Robert Sellers tells The Blade that the investigation can move at a slower pace to make sure investigators don’t make a misstep.

A union representing corrections officers says the suspect and Harvey were in a protective custody unit. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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