A former German nurse has been sentenced to life imprisonment for killing 85 people after a court found he injected his patients with drugs that caused cardiac arrest, with the intention of staging heroic resuscitations.
A verdict issued on Thursday morning from the court in Oldenburg, Germany, brought to an end what is widely considered the worst serial murder case in the country’s post-war history. Niels Hoegel, 42, was convicted of killing two patients back in 2015, but new evidence suggested he was involved in many more patient deaths.
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