A Roman Catholic deacon and former nurse, Ivo Poppe (centre, background), is pictured during the jury constitution before the Assize Court of West Flanders province, in Brugge, on January 15. Poppe went on trial in Belgium on Monday suspected of killing at least 10 people, including his own mother, by injecting air into their veins. Photo: Belga/Belgium OUT via AFP A Roman Catholic deacon and former nurse, Ivo Poppe (centre, background), is pictured during the jury constitution before the Assize Court of West Flanders province, in Brugge, on January 15. Poppe went on trial in Belgium on Monday suspected of killing at least 10 people, including his own mother, by injecting air into their veins. Photo: Belga/Belgium OUT via AFP
A Roman Catholic deacon and former nurse, Ivo Poppe (centre, background), is pictured during the jury constitution before the Assize Court of West Flanders province, in Brugge, on January 15. Poppe went on trial in Belgium on Monday suspected of killing at least 10 people, including his own mother, by injecting air into their veins. Photo: Belga/Belgium OUT via AFP
Crime

Belgian ‘deacon of death’ admits killing up to 20, ‘including his own mother,’ by injecting them with air

A Roman Catholic deacon and former nurse, Poppe was arrested by police after he told his psychiatrist that he had killed ‘dozens’ of people

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A Roman Catholic deacon and former nurse, Ivo Poppe (centre, background), is pictured during the jury constitution before the Assize Court of West Flanders province, in Brugge, on January 15. Poppe went on trial in Belgium on Monday suspected of killing at least 10 people, including his own mother, by injecting air into their veins. Photo: Belga/Belgium OUT via AFP A Roman Catholic deacon and former nurse, Ivo Poppe (centre, background), is pictured during the jury constitution before the Assize Court of West Flanders province, in Brugge, on January 15. Poppe went on trial in Belgium on Monday suspected of killing at least 10 people, including his own mother, by injecting air into their veins. Photo: Belga/Belgium OUT via AFP
A Roman Catholic deacon and former nurse, Ivo Poppe (centre, background), is pictured during the jury constitution before the Assize Court of West Flanders province, in Brugge, on January 15. Poppe went on trial in Belgium on Monday suspected of killing at least 10 people, including his own mother, by injecting air into their veins. Photo: Belga/Belgium OUT via AFP
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