Accused nurse in court: "I'm sorry from the bottom of my heart"
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The murder trial against a nurse began with a confession before the Munich I Regional Court.
"I made a big mistake there," said the accused.
"Sometimes I'm at a loss for words myself." However, it was not his intention for anyone to die.
He often drank alcohol before his shift at the Klinikum rechts der Isar and then had a hangover, so he just wanted to be left alone.
"I wanted to keep her quiet." The 26-year-old said: "I'm sorry from the bottom of my heart."
The Munich I public prosecutor accuses the man of killing two of his patients in 2020 and trying to kill three others.
Because he tried it several times with two of these patients, the prosecution counts a total of six murder attempts.
Even taking strong sedatives
According to the indictment, he injected the patient in a so-called guard station, an intermediate station between intensive care and normal ward, sedatives, adrenaline or blood thinners.
"They don't pay much attention to that in the hospital," the orderly explained, explaining that he was able to take the medication without anyone noticing.
He said he ordered the drugs himself and took large amounts of the powerful sedative himself.
The writer Hans Magnus Enzensberger, who died in 2022, was also among the patients of the man from North Rhine-Westphalia.
However, according to research by the "Süddeutsche Zeitung", the alleged assassination attempt occurred in 2020. The author narrowly survived it.