Charles Edmund Cullen is an American serial killer.
Cullen, a nurse, murdered dozens – possibly hundreds – of patients during a sixteen-year career spanning several New Jersey medical centers, until being arrested in 2003.
He confessed to committing as many as forty murders at least 29 of which have been confirmed, though interviews with police, psychiatrists, and journalists suggest he committed many more.
Charles Cullen Parents: Meet Meme Cullen, Florence Cullen
Who are Charles Cullen’s mother and father?
Charles Cullen was born on February 22, 1960, in West Orange, New Jersey the son of Meme Cullen and Florence Cullen.
He was raised in a working-class Catholic family, the youngest of eight children.
His father Edmond, a bus driver, died on September 17, 1960, when Charles was seven months old.
Cullen’s mother, Florence Cullen, emigrated to the U.S. from England after World War II and was killed in a car accident on December 6, 1977, at the age of 55, when Cullen was in his senior year of high school.
Cullen recalled his mother’s death as being “devastating” and described being upset that the hospital did not immediately inform him of her death and cremated her body instead of returning it.