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Dec. 15, 2022

Harold Shipman | Dr Death | Part 2 | The Murders


In the season 7 special, I tell the story of Dr Harold Shipman, dubbed by the media as "Dr Death".

 

Shipman was arrested on September 7, 1998, after police raided his home.

 

The body of Kathleen Grundy, one of Shipman's former patients, was exhumed and examined after her daughter deemed it suspicious that her mother's will excluded her children but left a large sum to Shipman.

 

Kathleen's body was found to contain traces of diamorphine, which contradicted her death being the result of old age as stated on her death certificate written by, you guessed it, Dr Harold Shipman.

 

In total, Shipman was convicted of murdering 15 people, but the frightening reality is that his victim count is thought to be more than 250.

 

In the first episode of this two-part special, I discussed Shipman's early life and background, his journey to becoming a GP with his own practice and what is thought to be his first-ever murder. ⁣

 

This week, I'll discuss the murders he was convicted of, the trial and its aftermath.

 

Intro music:⁣

David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'⁣

https://linktr.ee/davidjohnbradymusic⁣

 

My recording equipment:⁣

Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone

Cloud Microphone Cloudlifter CL1

Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface

Rode PSA-1 Professional Studio Boom Arm

 

Recorded and Edited in:⁣

Hindenberg PRO

 

References:⁣

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