According to the Straits Times, it wasn't simple "boredom" that led Niels Hoegel to murder.
“Hoegel has admitted to injecting patients with drugs that cause heart failure or circulatory collapse so he could then try to revive them, and, when successful, shine as a saviour before his medical peers and superiors.”
Talk about creepy.
He reportedly felt "euphoric" when he was able to bring a patient back to life.
But in the many cases he couldn’t, oh well…
Apparently, Hoegel doesn’t quite feel remorse either.
According to the Mirror, Hoegel once bragged, "I am indeed one of the greatest serial killers."
While the police are investigating 97 deaths on top of the six with which he’s already been charged, authorities believe that there could be more victims. However, many of these bodies have been cremated, and so it would be impossible to prove that he was the killer.
This is obviously a wild and concerning story for many.
Lawyer Gaby Luebben, who represents the relatives of more than 70 of Hoegel’s patients, said the families are “fraught and hope that the trial will begin soon.”
If convicted, Hoegel would become one of Germany's worst post-war serial killers.
Even if he’s not convicted of all these murders, it seems like he was responsible for the deaths of many between 1999 and 2005.
In one letter, Hoegel wrote, “I had everything, and yet, I failed. I had let the evil in the evil and the death too often, even though death has actually been my hated enemy.”