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Killed For Being Irritating In 'On The Case With Paula Zahn'

13 August 2012 4:51 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

"On the Case with Paula Zahn" (Sun., 10 p.m. Et on ID) explored the shocking revelations during the investigation into the murder of Patricia McDermott in Philadelphia. The 48-year old mother was shot point-blank outside of the hospital she worked in back in 2005.

Security footage of the scene led police back to one of Patricia's co-workers, Juan Covington. He confessed to her killing, citing as a reason only that she irritated him. As he continued talking, investigators realized that this was far more than a seemingly random killing. Covington was a serial killer.

He confessed to killing a total of three people, and shooting two others. With his casual disregard for human life -- killing because someone is irritating -- investigators believe there are other unsolved murders out there because of Covington.

On the crimes he did commit to, though, Covington was sentenced to three life sentences. And while McDermott's »

- Jason Hughes

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