Niels Hoegel, a former nurse in Germany, admits that he killed more than 100 patients at the hospitals where he had worked, according to the New York Post. Already serving a life sentence as the result of a trial in 2015, Hoegel is currently facing a new trial for his part in the deaths of the 100 patients in Delmenhorst and Oldenburg hospitals -- where he worked between 1999 and 2005.
When Judge Sebastian Buehrmann outlined the charges against Hoegel and asked if they were correct, Hoegel is quoted as saying "Yes," adding, "What I have admitted took place," per Fox News.
At the beginning of the proceedings, the judge asked the court to stand for a minute of silence for the victims. "All of their relatives deserve that their memory be honored," whether Hoegel had a hand in their passing or not. "We will make every effort to seek the truth."
The courts first gained knowledge of the deaths in Hoegel's 2015 trial, where he was convicted of two murders and two attempted murders. At that time, he stated that he had intentionally caused cardiac crises in more than 90 patients at Delmenhorst -- so that he would have the opportunity to attempt to resuscitate them. He said that he enjoyed the feeling of being able to bring them back from the beyond, but prosecutors argued that he was simply trying to impress his coworkers, according to Fox News. He later told authorities that he had done similar things to patients at Oldenburg, the location of the current trial.