Thursday, April 14, 2016

[419] ‘MTSU On the Record’ dissects serial murders in health care

MURFREESBORO — The possibility of murderers lurking in hospital halls and nursing homes will be the topic of the next “MTSU On the Record.”

Host Gina Logue’s interview with private investigator Bruce Sackman will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 4, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, April 10, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and

Sackman will deliver the William M. Bass Legends in Forensic Science Leadership Lecture, “Serial Killers in Health Care,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Student Union Ballroom.

For 32 years, Sackman served as the special agent in charge of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Northeast field office in the criminal investigations division of the Office of Inspector General. Until he retired in May 2005, he was responsible for all major criminal investigations from West Virginia to Maine in VA facilities.

Sackman also was responsible for supervising the nation’s first homicide conviction in connection with pharmaceutical research.

“The overwhelming majority of health care professionals are honest, hard-working, dedicated people,” said Sackman. “In fact, that’s how we find out about these suspicious deaths.”

Since 1970, there have been 317 confirmed deaths and 2,113 suspicious deaths associated with 54 convictions of health care providers, said Sackman.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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