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Nurse admits to killing 100 patients



OLD BURG, Germany (Reuters) – A German nurse admitted death on Tuesday as the deadliest serial killer in Germany and murdered 100 patients with lethal injections so he could play the hero revive her.

When Judge Sebastian Bührmann asked 41

-year-old Niels Hoegel if the charges against him were valid, he said yes, adding, "Everything I've admitted is true."

Hoegel hid his face behind a blue plastic folder when he was led by the police and his lawyer to the courtroom in the northern city of Oldenburg.

He was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2015 after being found guilty of killing two patients with fatal injections. In January, the prosecutor brought charges against him for killing another 97 people.

The court stated in a statement that the number had risen to 100.

His admission will not end the process in which victim families (19659008) "We want him to receive the punishment he deserves," said Frank Brinkers, whose father died of an overdose allegedly administered by Hoegel has been. "After this process, we want to bring the whole thing behind us and close."

The public prosecutor's office in Oldenburg in northern Germany says an investigation and toxicological reports showed that he injected 35 people in one clinic in Oldenburg, and another in nearby Delmenhorst, with drugs that could kill them.

Ten years ago, a German nurse was convicted of killing 28 elderly patients. He said he gave them lethal injections because he felt sorry for them. He was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Harold Shipman believed that he killed 250 people, most of whom were older and middle-aged women who were his patients. Known as Dr. Shipman was sentenced to 15 life imprisonments in 2000; he died in prison in 2004, apparently a suicide

(This story corrects the number of victims to 100)

(Composed by Joseph Nasr, edited by Peter Graff)


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