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Beverley Allitt, or the "Angel of Death" as she was later known, became one of Britain's most notorious female serial killers.
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Allitt's behavior in adolescence appeared to be typical of Munchausen's syndrome and, when this behavior failed to elicit the desired reactions in others, she began to harm others in order to satisfy her desire to be noticed.
She went on to train as a nurse, and was suspected of odd behavior, such as smearing feces on walls in a nursing home where she trained. Her absentee level was also exceptionally high, the result of a string of illnesses. Her boyfriend at that time said later that she was aggressive, manipulative and deceptive, claiming false pregnancy, as well as rape, before the end of the relationship.
Despite her history of poor attendance and successive failure of her nursing examinations, she was taken on a temporary six-month contract at the chronically understaffed Grantham and Kesteven Hospital in Lincolnshire in 1991, where she began work in Children's Ward 4. There were only two trained nurses on the day-shift and one for nights when she started, which might explain how her violent, attention-seeking behavior went undetected for as long as it did.
Liam had another respiratory crisis just before midnight, but it was felt that he'd come through it satisfactorily. Allitt was left alone with the boy, however, and his condition worsened dramatically; becoming deathly pale before red blotches appeared on his face, at which point Allitt summoned an emergency resuscitation team.
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