he case of one of Germany's worst serial killers in history is beyond shocking.
It's like something out of a horror movie — killer nurse intentionally injects patients with drugs and watches them suffer before trying (sometimes) to revive them. But this isn't a movie. This is real life.
In 2015, former nurse Niels Hoegel was sentenced to life in prison.
He was found guilty of killing six hospital patients by injecting them with lethal drugs.
Hoegel claimed that he did it out of “boredom.”
Now, he will face trial for the murders of 97 other patients.
This would make him one of if not the worst serial killers in German history.
And the details are quite horrific.
The death rate at the Delmenhorst clinic doubled during the time Hoegel worked there.
Hoegel is thought to have killed 62 there and 35 at a clinic in Oldenburg.
Back in 2005, a female nurse witnessed Hoegel trying to inject a patient at the Delmenhorst hospital — Hoegel was arrested, but the patient survived.
In 2008, he was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for several cases of attempted murder.
During this time, a woman contacted the police to express suspicion that her mother had been one of Hoegel’s victims.
While he was in prison, Hoegel reportedly told his fellow inmates and then a psychiatrist that he had committed many more murders.
Finally, in 2015, he was sentenced to life in prison — at this point, it was clear that Hoegel had killed many more people than the police were aware of.
Hoegel committed these murders by injecting hospital patients with drugs, but it’s his reasoning behind why he did it that’s the most chilling thing of all…