Ex nurse coughs to 100 mur­ders

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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.

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