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Nurse says depression drove him to kill dozens of patients
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NEWARK, N.J. A nurse accused of killing as many as 40 patients in a 16-year span reportedly says "deep depression" drove him to kill.

A New Jersey newspaper (Sunday Star-Ledger) has published a confession Charles Cullen gave to authorities after he was arrested last year.

Cullen worked in New Jersey and Pennsylvania hositals from 1987 until last year.

So far, Cullen has pleaded guilty to 16 murders and is set to plead guilty for another next month. He's made pleas and cooperated with authorities in exchange for being spared the death penalty.

He has told authorities he would give some patients overdoses of drugs to "decrease suffering" for them.

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