Germany: Nurse injected poison into patients causing hearts to stop

A nurse convicted in the past for murdering two patients is currently being investigated by German authorities on suspicion of killing dozens of other patients. The nurse allegedly injected an overdose in medicine that stopped the patients’ hearts in order to try and resuscitate them and be praised for his so-called efforts.
The suspect in court Photo Credit: Sky News/Channel 2 News

A German nurse is suspected of murdering 84 patients by injecting poison into their bodies. 40-year-old suspect Niels Högel is already serving a lifetime prison sentence for two further counts of murder and currently, the local law enforcement is investigating his involvement in the deaths of dozens of additional patients.

Following Högel’s conviction for the murder of two patients in 2015, the police investigation led to the suspicion that he was involved in the deaths of dozens of additional patients along with examining the bodies of former patients.

Allegedly, Högel injected an overdose of non-prescribed medicication into the patients’ bodies, causing their hearts to stop, in order to try and resuscitate them and be praised for his so-called efforts.

At first, the police believed that he had murdered 46 patients. If it turns out that Högel did in fact murder 84 patients rather than 46, he will become one of the biggest serial murderers in Germany.



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