Jeff

Jeffrey Lynn Feltner, was born in 1963. At the age of 16 Feltner began to secretly visit homosexual locales. After graduating from high school Feltner began working at the same nursing home where his mother worked. His did well and was promoted to aide supervisor. In July of 1988, an anonymous caller to a crisis line and television station confessed to killing several residents of the nursing home. The caller identified himself as a nurse’s aide and confessed to the mercy killings of three females and two males. The caller also warned that he would probably kill again. Investigators questioned Feltner, but there was no evidence. Feltner was arrested and charged with making harassing phone calls, trespassing, and filing a false report. He was found guilty on all charges and spent four months in jail. Feltner moved to Daytona Beach and found employment at a temporary agency for healthcare professionals. Around this time, Feltner was diagnosed with AIDS. He again began making anonymous phone calls to television stations, law enforcement agencies, and mental health agencies. In these calls he confessed to killing two more patients, bringing the total of alleged murders to 7. Feltner also discussed these murders with his roommate, who then called the police. Feltner was arrested in August of 1989 on one charge of first-degree murder. While under arrest he confessed to another murder. Investigating the other murders confessed through the anonymous phone calls was difficult because many of the bodies had been cremated. When the investigation was over, Feltner was charged with only two murders. Under questioning, Feltner denied killing anyone. The investigating detective suggested to Feltner that he check himself into a local mental health facility, which he did. But then a security guard found a list in his possession of the names of the seven dead patients, with the dates of their deaths. When confronted, Feltner confessed to killing all seven by suffocation during…