Germany’s ‘angel of death’ nurse Niels Hoege accused of killing 100

Mail Online | 10/30/2018 | Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline
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A nurse serving a life sentence for two murders has gone on trial for killing another 100 patients at two hospitals in Germany.

Niels Hoegel, 41, is accused of murdering patients at a hospital in the north-western city of Oldenburg between 1999 and 2002 and at another in nearby Delmenhorst from 2003 to 2005. The alleged victims were aged between 34 and 96.

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He was convicted in 2015 of two murders and two attempted murders.

During that trial, he said he intentionally brought about cardiac crises in some 90 patients in Delmenhorst because he enjoyed the feeling of being able to resuscitate them.

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Presiding judge Sebastian Buehrmann opened the proceedings by asking everyone present to stand for a minute of silence for the deceased patients.

'All of their relatives deserve that their memory be honoured,' independently of whether or not Hoegel had anything to do with their deaths, Buehrmann said. 'We will make every effort to seek the truth.'

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He promised Hoegel a fair trial and when asked if the charges were accurate, Hoegel replies, 'yes.'

He later told investigators that he also killed patients in Oldenburg.

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His method was to inject them with drugs which would bring on cardiac failure and he would then attempt resuscitation.

The prosecution say he wanted to look good in front of colleagues and was also looking for excitement....
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