Former nurse Niels Hoegel, believed to be the worst serial killer in modern German history. Photo: AFP

German serial killer nurse gets life sentence for 85 hospital murders

  • Between 2000 and 2005, Niels Hoegel selected scores of patients at random to be given lethal injections – ranging in age from 34 to 96
  • The court was unable to determine how many people he killed, due to gaps in his memory and the fact that many likely victims were cremated
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Former nurse Niels Hoegel, believed to be the worst serial killer in modern German history. Photo: AFP
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