Ex nurse coughs to 100 murders
A FORMER nurse accused of killing 100 patients at two hospitals more than a decade ago has told a court the charges against him are largely accurate.
Niels Hoegel, 41, is already serving a life sentence for murder.
His trial in the German city of Oldenburg began with a minute’s silence for the patients.
Asked by the judge whether the charges against him are largely true, Hoegel replied yes.
The murder charges stem from Hoegel’s time at a hospital in Oldenburg between 1999 and 2002 and at another hospital from 2003 to 2005. The alleged victims were aged between 34 and 96.
Hoegel was convicted in 2015 of two murders and two attempted murders. He said then that he intentionally brought about cardiac crises in some 90 patients as he enjoyed trying to resuscitate them.