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Germany's Serial Killer Nurse Learns His Fate

It's another life sentence for Niels Hoegel

(Newser) - A former nurse has been confirmed as Germany's most prolific serial killer since World War II with his conviction of the murders of 85 patients. "The human mind capitulates in the face of the sheer number of deeds," Judge Sebastian Bührmann said Thursday in handing Niels... More »

Man Admits to Being Among 'Most Prolific Serial Killers'

Niels Hoegel's latest trial opens in Oldenburg, Germany

(Newser) - A German man in court on Tuesday essentially admitted being "one of the world's most prolific serial killers," as the BBC puts it. That he was a killer was already known: Niels Hoegel, a 41-year-old former nurse, is currently serving a life sentence in connection with the... More »

He Was Convicted of Killing 2. Now, 97 More Possible Victims

German nurse Niels Hoegel is already serving a life sentence for 2 murders

(Newser) - A German nurse serving a life sentence for two murders has been charged with killing 97 more patients over several years at two hospitals in Germany, prosecutors said Monday. The new indictment against Niels Hoegel was expected after officials said in November he may have killed more than 100 patients,... More »

40-Year-Old Could Be 'Germany's Worst Post-War Killer'

Police allege Niels Hoegel killed at least 86 people

(Newser) - He has been convicted of killing two and attempting to murder two more—and he could actually be "Germany's worst post-war killer," reports the BBC . Niels Hoegel, 40, was sentenced to life in prison in 2015 for those crimes, but prosecutors voiced their belief that the nurse... More »

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