Court gives life sentence to German nurse guilty of killing patients
A German nurse has been given a life sentence after being found guilty of killing several patients. He was on trial for several hospital killings, but later admitted to responsibility for dozens of deaths.
On Thursday, a court in the northwestern German city of Oldenburg handed down a life sentence to a former nurse found guilty of murdering hospital patients.
Niels H., whose last name has not been released to the press under German media privacy guidelines, was found guilty on two counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder and battery. The court also ruled out the possibility of parole after serving 15 years in prison given the particular severity of guilt.
The judges further stripped the defendant of his nursing license.
Although the defendant later admitted responsibility for the deaths of dozens of patients, prosecutors built their case around a few deaths that could be proved.
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Source News: DW