German Prosecutors Believe Nurse May Have Killed at Least 86 Patients

Police in the city of Oldenburg suspect Niels Hoegel of deliberately inducing cardiac arrest in dozens of patients.

  • Published 28 August 2017

A male nurse who was convicted of killing patients in Germany with overdoses of heart medication is now believed to have killed at least 86 people — and the true scale of the killings could be even larger, investigators said Monday. Many of the deaths could have been prevented if health authorities had acted more quickly on their suspicions, said Johann Kuehme, police chief in the northwestern city of Oldenburg. Niels Hoegel, now 40, was… Read at AP News