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05-10-1999

Suspected of killing nearly 300 Shipman stands trial for just 15

So how did a doctor responsible for the biggest body count in British history only stand trial for 15 murders? Because Shipman had always recommended to relatives of the victim that their loved one should be cremated, effectively eradicating the evidence. An efficient, sick serial killer he may have been but he was no computer expert and police found an easy way to establish which patients he had probably poisoned... Read the full Harold Shipman crime file