LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- A Munich court has sentenced a 27-year-old male nurse to life in prison for murdering two patients by deliberately administering unprescribed drugs so they can be “left in peace”.
The nurse, identified only as Mario G, was also found guilty of six counts of attempted murder, a spokesman for the Munich district court in southern Germany said.
During his trial, Mario G. admitted to injecting patients with sedatives and other drugs, while working in the recovery room at a Munich hospital.
“I wanted them to be left in peace,” Mario G. told the court.
Three of his earlier attempts targeted one German intellectual and writer, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, in November 2020, but he survived.
Enzensberger, however, died two years later of natural causes at the age of 93.
The two patients who died due to Mario G.’s actions were 80 and 89 years old.
According to prosecutors, Mario G. administered the drugs because he wanted to be left alone during his shift when he was often hung over.
The case recalled a similar crime by a notorious German nurse, Niels Hoegel, who was sentenced 2019 to life in prison for murdering 85 patients in his care.