In Germany, a nurse who put patients to sleep so that they would not interfere with his work was sentenced to life imprisonment for two murders and six attempted murders.
This is reported by DPA.
Given the particular gravity of the crimes, a Munich court ruled on Monday that the man will almost certainly not be eligible for parole after 15 years. The court also banned him from working as a nurse for life.
The young man admitted in court that he had drugged patients in the intensive care unit of a Munich hospital so that they would be under the influence of sleeping pills.
In his defense, the man said that he always drank a lot of alcohol before shifts and overslept at work. Therefore, he wanted to make sure that the patients would not disturb him.
"I made a big mistake," the defendant said at the start of the trial in January.
According to the indictment, the man administered sedatives, adrenaline or blood thinners to patients in the recovery room, an intermediate unit between the intensive care unit and the regular ward.
In 2020, two patients aged 80 and 89 died in the Munich hospital where he worked.