January 9, 2015
A nurse whose identity is being hidden but who has a brown neck, has admitted to killing thirty patients because he was bored and wanted to show off his resuscitation skills.
A German nurse today admitted to killing 30 patients in his care because he was ‘bored’ and wanted to show off his ‘excellent’ resuscitation skills.
Nils. H., 38, is being tried for three specimen murders by injecting patients with a dangerous medicine.
The ex-nurse went on trial in Oldenburg in northern Germany in September and today claimed responsibility for dozens of deaths at the clinic he worked at.
After he was arrested, the nurse explained to police ‘I was bored’ – and prosecutors say he was keen to show off his CPR skills.
According to the prosecution, if the first attempt at resuscitation was a success, he would sometimes make a second attempt.
The nurse, whose full name is withheld under German privacy laws, used Gilurytmal, a medication which should only be used by doctors under strict supervision, it was said.
Side effects include an irregular heartbeat, a drop in blood pressure and uncoordinated functioning of the heart muscle.
Though the nurse is facing charges over three murders and two attempted murders, the state prosecutor said he could be involved in more than 150 deaths.
In cooperation with the police, the state prosecutor is currently investigating the deaths of 174 patients who died during Nils. H.’s shifts at a clinic in Delmenhorst, near Bremen, between 2003 and 2005.
The investigators will also look into deaths at Nils. H.’s previous jobs in Oldenburg and Wilhelmshaven and dozens of bodies will be exhumed.
In 2008, Nils. H. was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years for the attempted murder of another patient.
He gave his patient an overdose of heart medication, with the man narrowly escaping death.