Prosecutor calls for life imprisonment for Niels Högel

In the trial of the patient murderer Niels Högel, the prosecution has demanded a life sentence. In addition, the prosecution demanded to establish the particular severity of the debt.



Because of 97 murders, the ex-nurse Niels Högel is in jail for life. This has demanded the prosecutor.

At the same time, Attorney General Daniela Schiereck-Bohlmann applied to the Regional Court of Oldenburg for a determination of the special severity of the debt. On the other hand, in three of the 100 total cases, she did not find sufficient evidence of a murder of Högel.

Högel had exploited the guilt and defencelessness of those who needed special protection as patients for stealth and low motives, said the prosecutor in her several-hour plea. Because of the death of six patients at the Delmenhorst intensive care unit, the district court of Oldenburg had already sentenced the 42-year-old to a life imprisonment in 2015. This sentence will also be incorporated into the new judgment on 6 June.

ref: spiegel