He was arrested after working for 4 months, after a doctor suspected the sudden deterioration of the health of the patients under his supervision.
A nurse from the German city of Munich confessed to having killed two patients, aged 80 and 89, in 2020, and trying to kill two others before the Regional Court. Because he tried to kill two of these patients several times, the Prosecutor’s Office recorded a total of six assassination attempts. However, the 26-year-old, identified as ‘Mario G’, emphasized that it was not his intention for them to die, reports The Times.
As ‘Mario G’ confessed, he always drank a lot of alcohol before his shift —as well as three bottles of vodka and 20 to 25 beers on days off— and then he wanted to sleep. “Since he was drunk, he only had one option: to shut her up,” the subject explained, referring to one of the victims, adding: “I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart,” reports Zeit.
According to the indictment, the man administered sedatives, adrenaline or blood thinners to patients in a rehabilitation unit. Among the nurse’s patients was the writer Hans Magnus Enzensberger, who survived the ‘care’ of ‘Mario G’ and died in 2022 at the age of 93.
The prosecution described him as “selfishly driven and focused only on his own well-being” as he always wanted to sleep or look at his mobile phone.
The defendant admitted that he spent his shifts doing as little as possible: he did not wash the patients or talk to them when they became restless. For several months, no one noticed that his patients had urinary catheters and that they often slept soundly, which made his job easier. The subject was arrested when he had been working for 4 months, after a doctor suspected the sudden deterioration of the health of the patients under his supervision.
The defendant has been in custody since November 2020. The investigation took a long time because he was allegedly involved in other cases, but prosecutors have not been able to prove them.