Jailed German nurse suspected of dozens more murders
- 22 June 2016
- From the section Europe
Niels H, 38, was convicted in February 2015 of two murders
A German former nurse serving a life sentence for two murders is suspected of killing dozens more patients by injecting them with heart medication, investigators say.
A court order to exhume 99 former patients of the man - named only as Niels H - found traces of heart medication in 27 bodies, they say.
Niels H, 39, was convicted in February last year over two patients' deaths.
In court he admitted killing up to 30 patients with heart medication.
The judges at his trial at Oldenburg district court in northern Germany said that he had a desire to win approval by resuscitating patients. He gave them overdoses of a drug that shut down their cardiovascular systems.