European Best Pictures Of The Day - November 21, 2018
Niels HÃ¶gel, the nurse already serving a lifetime sentence for two murders, sits next to his lawyer Kirsten Hufken in the courtroom during his latest trial, this time accused of 99 further murders, at the Weser-Ems-Halle on November 21, 2018 in Oldenburg, Germany. HÃ¶gel served as a nurse at hospitals in Delmenhorst and Oldenburg between 1999 and 2005 where he was convicted in 2016 of having killed two patients and attempted to kill two more by administering them deadly doses of substances. Since then investigators have exhumed hundreds of bodies and in this latest trial the court is charging him with having killed 99 more patients. HÃ¶gel previously admitted that his motive was to administer drugs to induce heart failure, then to intervene to reanimate the patients and be seen as a hero. Should he be convicted he will become Germany's most notorious serial murderer in post-World War II history.