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Ex-nurse admits 13 deaths and eludes death penalty

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SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A former nurse who claimed to have killed as many as 40 patients by giving them lethal doses of intravenous drugs pleaded guilty Thursday to 13 murders in a deal that will spare him the death penalty.

Charles Cullen, 44, also admitted to two attempted murders and agreed to plead guilty to a 1998 murder in Easton, Pa.

He will also cooperate with authorities as they try to uncover other crimes he may have committed between 1984, when he entered nursing school, and his arrest last year.