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The Latest: Prosecutor has no compassion for serial killer

The Latest on the death of serial killer Donald Harvey (all times local):

4 p.m.

A prosecutor in Ohio who handled a case in the 1980s against a serial killer known as the "Angel of Death" says he has no compassion for him after he died following a prison beating.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says Donald Harvey caused a lot of pain in Cincinnati, where he admitted to killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky.

An Ohio prisons spokeswoman says the 64-year-old Harvey died Thursday, two days after troopers say he was found beaten at the state's prison in Toledo.

A relative of one of Harvey's victims tells The Associated Press it's a shame to hear that Harvey had died.

But James Tyree, of Louisville, Kentucky, says "maybe the good Lord gave him what he deserved."

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11:30 a.m.

Ohio authorities say a serial killer who admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky during the 1970s and '80s has died after being attacked in his cell.

A prisons spokeswoman says 64-year-old Donald Harvey died Thursday, two days after troopers say he was found beaten at the state's prison in Toledo.

Harvey became known as the "Angel of Death" after pleading guilty in 1987 to 37 murders.

He had worked as a nurse's aide at hospitals in Cincinnati and London, Kentucky, and claimed he was trying to end his patients' suffering.

He agreed to a plea deal that allowed him to avoid the death penalty and was serving multiple life sentences.

Harvey later claimed to have killed 18 more patients.