A noxious German male nurse, who is already serving life sentence, is believed to have killed more than 100 patients out of sheer ‘boredom’. Niels Hoegel, aged 40, was jailed in 2015 for two murder and attempted murder or causing bodily harm to patient lodged in the intensive-care units.
Police, however, have found evidence of a greater death toll at two hospitals where Neils worked between 1999 and 2005 after forensics experts exhumed 130 additional bodies.
Chief police investigator Arne Schmidt told that Neils preyed on those in critical condition and killed without a discernible pattern and added that there was evidence on at 90 murders and as many suspected case, which can no longer be proven.
The cruel male nurse would inject patients with drugs that causes heart failure and then try to revive them. If he would be successful, Neils used to shine before his medical peers as a saviour but when failed to save the patient he tried to kill, he would be “devastated”.
The revelations of the grisly killing date back to June 2005, when a female nurse saw Neils injecting a patient at the Delmenhorst hospital. That patient survived his attempt to murder and the killer nurse was arrested and sentenced to seven and a half years in jail three years later for several cases of attempted murder.
Then a woman contacted police to voice her suspicion that her deceased mother could have been a victim of Neils and when authorities exhumed several patients’ bodies traces of deadly drug were found in five of them.
The nurse went on trial and was jailed for life in 2015. But the investigators admit that the true number of people killed by Neils may never be known.