A former nurse has been convicted of murdering 85 patients at two hospitals in northern Germany and handed a life sentence. Högel, who is already serving life for two murders, administered lethal doses of heart medication to people in his care between 1999 and 2005. He is believed to be the most prolific killer in Germany’s modern history.
Prosecutors said he attacked patients in order to impress colleagues by subsequently trying to revive them. Högel was originally accused of having murdered 100 patients while on duty as a nurse from June 1999 until 2005.
The victims, people of all ages and backgrounds, some in bad health and others on the mend, had trusted the medical centers in Lower Saxony where Högel worked with their lives.
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17 November, 2019