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Updated on: Thursday, June 06, 2019, 09:50 PM IST

Killer nurse gets lifer for 85 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.
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Oldenburg (Germany): 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” and ackno­wledged the trial left many families with painful unanswered questions. The 42-year-old murdered patients selected at random with lethal injections between 2000 and 2005, when he was caught in the act.

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Published on: Thursday, June 06, 2019, 09:50 PM IST
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