German nurse jailed for life for murdering patients
A former nurse who admitted killing more than 30 patients with lethal drug overdoses has been jailed for life by a court in northern Germany.
The man, identified as Niels H, 38, was convicted of two counts of murder and attempted murder.
He told the court last week he had acted on impulse and apologised to the victims’ relatives.
The deaths took place at the Delmenhorst clinic, where he worked in intensive care between 2003 and 2005.
The former nurse was accused of injecting patients with a medication that should only be used under strict supervision of doctors because it can trigger fatal cardiovascular reactions.