A former nurse has on his first day of his trial admitted that he hundred patients has been murdered. That makes him the toughest serial killer in Germany since the Second world War.
The 41-year-old Niels Högel is accused of randomly selected patients, medication is injected that led to heart failure or other complications. According to the prosecutor, he did it out of boredom or to impress on his colleagues, as he managed his victims to reanimate. That cpr failed many times.
The facts played out between February 2000 and June 2005 in hospitals in Oldenburg and Delmenhorst, in lower Saxony. Högels oldest victim was 96, the youngest 34.
During interrogations in the prison had Högel the murders already admitted it. On the first day of his trial, the accused that the charges ‘largely’ knock. According to other detainees, he is proud to be the biggest German thug since the Second world War.
The nurse was caught in the act by a colleague, but when was the scope of the case are not yet clear. The police investigated 200 suspicious items, but many patients who died in one of the two hospitals were cremated.
Högel is a lifelong imprisonment for six other murders. That sentence was in 2015 pronounced. In 2008, he was sentenced to seven years in prison for the assassination attempt which his colleague in the summer of 2005 was adopted.
In this case, a total of 120 prosecutors. They left in advance in the hope to find out how and why their family members or friends had to die. It is expected that the process to may of next year will take.