German nurse murderer to appeal his life sentence

A district court said serial murderer, Nils Hoegel, appealed his life sentence for 85 murders.

This follows the mass murder that of the Holocaust during 1941 and 1945. Where Adolf Hitler led the German army to rid the country of all Jews.

Hoegel, a former nurse, was convicted last week for the random killings of patients with a lethal injection.

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The murdered patients vary in age from 34 to 96, in which the killings took place during 2000 and 2005 before he was caught red-handed.

“I can inform you that the defendant has now lodged an appeal,” Melanie Bitter, a spokeswoman for the court in Oldenburg, said Tuesday without adding further details. 

Last Thursday, judgment brought the count to 91 victims of Hoegel’s act, as he had been previously convicted of six other counts of murders.

Police suspect that Hoegel’s final death toll may be more than 200.

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However, it may never be known exactly how many people he killed because many likely victims were cremated before autopsies could be performed, and because of gaps in Hoegel’s memory.

The court in Oldenburg had also dismissed a further 15 murder counts for lack of evidence.

Driven by his ambition to showoff his skill, Hoegel continued to gamble with the lives of vulnerable victims.

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In 2005, he was caught injecting a patient with unprescribed medication in the north Germany city Delmenhorst and sentenced in 2008 to seven years in prison for attempted murder.

A second trial followed in 2014/15 under pressure from alleged victims’ families and Hoegel was found guilty of murder and attempted murder of five other victims and given the maximum sentence of life.

Judge Sebastian Buehrmann described Hoegel’s crimes to surpass “human imagination” while delivering his verdict.