German killer nurse gets life for 85 hospital murders

German killer nurse gets life for 85 hospital murders

A German nurse believed to be the most prolific serial killer in the country’s post-war history was handed a life sentence Thursday for murdering 85 patients in his care.
Judge Sebastian Buehrmann called Niels Hoegel’s killing spree “incomprehensible”.
The 42-year-old murdered patients selected at random with lethal injections between 2000 and 2005, when he was caught in the act.
Hoegel has already spent a decade in prison following a previous life sentence he received for six other murders.
The exhumation and autopsy of more than 130 bodies were necessary to build the case for the prosecution.
Police suspect that Hoegel’s final death toll may be more than 200.
Source: Guardian Newspaper