Because of six murders throughout germany, the munich I public prosecutor’s office has filed charges against an assistant nurse. The 37-year-old is also charged with three counts of attempted murder and grievous bodily harm, as well as robbery, theft and fraud.
According to the indictment, the man injected his patients in need of care with insulin, even though this was not medically necessary. Six people had died as a result, others had survived the injection only due to immediate medical treatment, the public prosecutor’s office announced in munich on monday.
The 366-page indictment accuses the man from poland of having committed the acts out of insidiousness, greed and base motives. Investigators became aware of the case when they tried to solve the death of an 87-year-old man from ottobrunn near munich in february 2018. During the autopsy, the forensic experts had noticed, among other things, a fresh puncture mark.
According to investigators, the caretaker was first questioned as a witness, and later a syringe, insulin and valuables belonging to the victim were discovered on his person. Since then he has been in custody. He admitted to the insulin charges, but denied intent to kill.
The case caused a national sensation a little over a year ago when the investigators made their suspicions public. Since 2008, the man had been working as an unskilled nursing assistant in england and 69 other places in germany. In order to care for his patients around the clock, he moved in with them.
No one seemed to know that he had already been investigated several times, including for dangerous bodily harm. However, according to investigators, families who had hired him complained of inappropriate behavior and described him as listless and sometimes aggressive.
During the investigation more traps came to light. According to the indictment, the 37-year-old committed the murders across germany: at three locations in bavaria as well as in hanover, burg in schleswig-holstein and spaichingen in baden-wurttemberg. He is accused of attempted murders in mulheim an der ruhr (north rhine-westphalia), in esslingen (baden-wurttemberg) and in weilheim in upper bavaria.
The prosecution accuses him of dangerous bodily harm in three cases that occurred in aresing in bavaria, waiblingen in baden-wurttemberg and in hamburg. At most of the locations, he is also said to have searched the apartments of his victims for valuables.