Nurse suspected of 90 murders in 'Germany's worst post-war killing spree'
28 August 2017
A German male nurse jailed for life two years ago for killing two patients with lethal drug overdoses murdered at least 90 patients in total, police said on Monday, calling it post-war Germany's worst killing spree.
Niels Hoegel, 40, was jailed in February 2015 for two murders and several attempted murders of intensive-care patients at the Delmenhorst hospital near the northern city of Bremen.
Police said on Monday that investigators exhuming and analyzing more bodies had since found evidence of scores of additional murders.
The death toll "is unique in the history of the German republic," said chief police investigator Arne Schmidt, adding that Hoegel killed randomly and preyed especially on those in critical condition.