A German man who previously worked as a nurse confessed to killing 100 of his patients while on duty earlier this week in a German court.
According to a report from Reuters, Niels Hoegel, 41, murdered the patients with an injection of a lethal dose of medication so that he could then heroically revive them.
Hoegel was previously serving a 15-year sentence following a murder conviction in 2015 after it was determined that he killed two elderly patients via injection.
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Although he confessed to the additional murders, Hoegel will still be put on trial. According to Reuters, many family members of the victims are still seeking closure.
“We want him to get the sentence that he deserves,” said Frank Brinkers, the son of one of Hoegel’s victims. “When this trial is over we want to put this whole thing behind us and find closure.”
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Hoegel’s case closely mirrors that of American nurse Charles Cullen, who was convicted in 2005 after pleading guilty to killing 29 of his patients by injecting IV saline bags with heart and blood sugar medicine. According to NJ.com, Cullen is currently serving 11 consecutive life sentences and will be eligible for parole in 2388.