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Berlin: A German nurse serving a life sentence for murdering two of his patients is believed to have killed at least 86 others entrusted to his care, officials said Monday, in what they described as an imagination-defying series of crimes.

The nurse, identified as Niels Hoegel, was sentenced to life in prison in February 2015, after a court in the northern town of Oldenburg found him guilty of administering overdoses of heart medication to some patients in an intensive care ward in Delmenhorst.

He was convicted of two counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder and causing bodily harm to patients and is serving his sentence.

During his trial, the former nurse confessed to intentionally inducing cardiac crises in 90 of his patients, 30 of whom he said had died. That prompted officials to launch an investigation into the deaths of some 130 of Hoegel’s former patients. The results were presented Monday in Oldenburg.

At least 84 of the convicted killer’s former patients were found to have died after suffering from injections of five different forms of medication, Johan Kuehme, chief of police in Oldenburg, told reporters.

Authorities are waiting for the results of another 41 toxicology reports, the results of which could drive the number of confirmed deaths even higher, he said.

“The realisation of what we were able to learn is horrifying,” Kuehme told reporters. “It defies any scope of the imagination.”

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Hoegel, now 40, told the court at the time that he had enjoyed trying to revive the patients. But his efforts did not always succeed, leaving some to become his victims.

Former nurse Niels Hoegel, accused of multiple murder and attempted murder of patients, covering his face with a file at the district court in Oldenburg,Germany

The special commission, launched in October 2014, combed through evidence that included more than 500 patient files. It based its conclusions in part on toxicology tests on the remains of 134 possible victims, who were exhumed to see if they contained traces of the chemicals the nurse had confessed to using.

It found that Hoegel had administered lethal injections to patients at a hospital in Oldenburg, where he worked from 1999 to 2001.

In October 2016, prosecutors brought charges against six employees of the hospital in Delmenhorst, on suspicion of negligent manslaughter, for failing to take action despite their suspicion regarding the nurse’s actions.

A related investigation into hospital personnel in Oldenburg is continuing, but no one has been charged.

Niels Hoegel, face covered, was convicted in 2015 of two murders and two attempted murders at a clinic in the northwestern town of Delmenhorst.Germany.

IT’S the painstaking, stark detail in her police statement that speaks volumes.

Kate Moir was just 17, had endured three rapes, hours of terror, frantically calculating her odds of living through being in the clutches of Australia’s worst serial killers, David and Catherine Birnie.

Later as she sat with police, she clinically detailed the shininess of the chains with which she was shackled to the bed, the cold feel and weight of them as they went on, the “mustard-coloured robe” her rapist wore as she was used as a plaything.

The marijuana they shared with her. The showers they made her take before and after she was raped.

The movies they made her watch. The one left in the video player when she escaped.

The clues she left in what became known as the death house in Perth: a lipstick stashed in the couch; a slip of paper with her phone number; the sleeping pills she wouldn’t swallow stuffed under the mattress … anything that would leave a trail to help someone discover the truth about what had happened and who had done it when she wound up dead.

‘We’ll only rape you if you’re good,’ her attackers told Kate Moir. Picture Channel 7 image www.crimefiles.net

‘We’ll only rape you if you’re good,’ her attackers told Kate Moir. Picture: Channel 7

This is the story of the woman who survived by her wits, and a stroke of luck, and ended a four-week killing spree at the hands of monsters that left four other women dead.

And 30 years since escaping the clutches of the Birnies the memories remain clear, and Ms Moir has finally shared the full details of that night, and her escape, in her first television interview.

Her story, and that of that then rookie police officer who took that statement — it was Constable Laura Hancock’s first day on the job — are the centrepiece of the first installment of Channel Seven’s new crime show Murder Uncovered.

The investigative series revisits some of Australia’s worst crimes, with those who were there telling their stories, as well as uncovering new evidence.

The first episode traces the horrific killing spree of the Birnies, revisiting the police investigation, the four murders they were jailed for and the chilling ways they finetuned their rituals and lured their victims.

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Serial killer David Birnie in a mustard-coloured robe. Picture: Channel 7

It speaks with the families of the killers, as well as investigating another three disappearances many believe came at the evil duo’s hands.

“I asked ‘Are you going to rape me or kill me?’ Ms Moir tells Murder Uncovered of that night on November 9, 1986, when she had accepted a lift from a harmless-looking couple after a night out with friends in Perth.

The reply was: “We’ll only rape you if you’re good.”

What the “very drunk” Ms Moir could not know when she accepted the lift home was Catherine and David Birnie were four murders into a four-week killing spree.

Outside Ms Moir’s family home, she tried the car door, but there was no interior door handle.

They told her to use the outside handle. It wasn’t there.

The butcher’s knife flashed out of his ugg boot and against her throat.

Catherine Birnie was ‘the puppeteer’ giving ‘the tick of approval’ to the pair’s sick crimes, says survivor Kate Moir.image www.crimefiles.net

Catherine Birnie was ‘the puppeteer’ giving ‘the tick of approval’ to the pair’s sick crimes, says survivor Kate Moir. Picture: Channel 7

‘I’VE GOT THE MUNCHIES’

“I remember hearing, ‘Have you got the munchies?’,” Ms Moir recalls.

Those words were Catherine Birnie’s sick sign to her husband they’d found their latest target.

“David was the puppet, Catherine was the puppeteer.

“She gave the tick of approval. She would say ‘I’ve got the munchies’, which meant ‘you can have this one’.

“You know you’re gonna die but you don’t acknowledge that to yourself, you just live it,” she says, as she relives the two hours that led up to the first rape.

They quizzed her about who she was, put on a video of the movie, Rambo, made her shower.

“I remember thinking it was weird to make me shower before they raped me,” she says.

“They made me dance in front of them to (Dire Straits song) Romeo and Juliet. It was two hours of mental torture. I cried when I danced.”

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David Birnie forced Kate to dance with him ahead of the first rape. Picture: Channel 7

“I had a 200 per cent chance of dying and 5 per cent chance of getting away,” she says.

He raped her the first time, not long after midnight. Catherine Birnie watched. And took notes.

Another shower. Chained to a bed.

Sometime during the night, she convinced them to give her a pen and paper, and wrote “goodbye letters” to her loved ones.

When she began screaming, he told her the “sleeping arrangements have changed” and moved her to their master bedroom, where the rapes continued.

‘I THOUGHT IF I WENT TO SLEEP, I’D NEVER WAKE UP’

He handcuffed by her foot to his, told her to take the pills he offered and go to sleep.

She hid them under her tongue, then stuffed them under the mattress.

“I thought if I went to sleep I’d never wake up.”

In the morning, she was ordered to call her parents. She told them she’d got really drunk, in the hope they would be furious, not having previously known she drank, and start searching.

They didn’t.

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The Moorhouse Street home in Perth, which became known as the death house, where the Birnies lived and killed. Picture: Channel 7

When David Birnie went to work, Ms Moir says, she changed her odds of surviving to “50/50” — she just had to get away from Catherine, try to befriend her, get her to drop her guard.

A knock on the front door distracted her captor, who forgot to secure her victim, and Ms Moir saw her only chance.

“The (bedroom) window must have been locked. I got the courage to break the lock and push it open,” she says.

She fell out the window onto the driveway, struggled up, bolted across the road to the nearest house. She tried three doors with nobody home, and got attacked by a dog before, hysterical, barefoot, wearing only black leggings and a singlet, she saw a store opposite.

She ran to the man standing outside it.

“I said ‘Help I’ve been raped. Please take me inside and call the police’,” Ms Moir says.

“If a woman comes here and says I’ve had a fight with her and I’m her daughter, don’t believe her. I’ve been raped.”

He sped with her to the local police station. They screeched to a stop in a cloud of dust.

Now she had to make police believe her.

And with that, the Birnies had lost their serial killer script.

David Birnie hanged himself in prison. Catherine Birnie is eligible for parole this year.

Murder Uncovered premieres on Wednesday, February 8 at 9pm on Seven

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Kate Moir as a teenager in Perth. Picture: News Corp

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Former Siberian policeman Mikhail Popkov, who is already serving a life sentence for the murders of 22 women, has confessed to killing 59 more, police told the Siberian Times.

Nicknamed the “werewolf” of Siberia for the brutality of his methods – he raped women and then killed them with axes, knives or screwdrivers – Mikhail Popkov carried out his bloody rampage between 1992 and 2010 in the Angarsk and Irkutsk regions of Siberia, the paper reported. According to the state news agency Tass, he resigned as a police officer in 1998.

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When he was first detained in 2012, the Siberian Times said, he told police his goal was to “cleanse” the streets of prostitutes.

According to Tass, the investigation began when women kept disappearing from public places in Angarsk in the mid-1990s, at the time Popkov was a police officer. Later, authorities started finding mutilated bodies of the women around Irkutsk.

They also found tire tracks from a Niva cross-country vehicle at some of the crime scenes, which ultimately led them to Popkov.

At first he confessed to three murders.

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But as police investigated, and as he began talking, the number rose to the 22 for which he was convicted and sentenced in January 2015.

Irkutsk police spokeswoman Karina Golovacheva has told the Siberian Times that Popkov has now confessed to 59 new slayings. “That means, if we add them to the earlier 22, it will be 81 murders in total.” Of the 59 cases, 47 have produced charges. “We are quite sure about the 12 other cases,” Golovacheva told the paper, and “in the nearest future we can bring charges” in the 12 others.

The victims have ranged in age from 17 to 38.

Popkov, according to earlier reports of the case, started his spree when he was a policeman, offering women rides in his police car and then taking them to remote locations and raping and killing them.

After laborious probes, police have found body after body in the places where Popkov told them they were hidden.

The Siberian Times speculated that he was confessing gradually to the killings rather than all at once in hopes of delaying his transfer from a detention prison to a penal colony.

If authorities ultimately confirm 81 as the number of Popkov’s victims, that would make him one of the most prolific serial killers of all time, behind Colombia’s Luis Garavito, a child-killer nicknamed “The Beast” who claimed at least 138 lives in the 1990s, and Pedro Lopez (“The Monster of the Andes”) with 110 proven victims in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru between 1969 and 1980.

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A Brazilian man accused of stabbing a woman to death in a Rio suburb has confessed to have murdered 41 people, almost all of them women, “for the fun of it,” police said.

“He wanted to kill women — white women, not black ones. He followed the victims, studying them closely before committing the crimes,” said police commissioner Pedro Henrique Medina from the northern suburb of Nova Iguacu.

The man was identified as Sailson Jose das Gracas, a 26-year-old whom police describe as a psychopath.

They said they were checking his statements against past investigations, and so far they tally with the evidence.

Gracas says he murdered 37 women, three men and a two-year-old child over a nine-year killing spree, explaining he killed the child because he feared it would cry and attract neighbours’ attention.

“I observed them, I studied them. I waited for a month, sometimes a week, depending on the place. I tried to ascertain where they lived, what their families were like. I kept watch on their houses and then after a while went there at dawn, waited for my chance and entered,” broadcaster Globo’s G1 news portal quoted Gracas as saying.

He explained he started out as a petty thief.

“At 17, I killed the first woman and that gave me a buzz. I kept on doing it and I enjoyed it,” he said, adding on one occasion a couple, Cleusa Balbina and her former husband Jose Messias, contracted him to kill someone for money. The pair are now under arrest.

Gracas said he used a gun in contract killings but strangled his other victims.

He planned his crimes meticulously, wearing a rain jacket in order to conceal his identity and gloves in order not to leave fingerprints, adding he became addicted to murder.

“When I wasn’t killing someone I got uptight. I would pace up and down at home. Killing calmed me down.

“I’d kill someone and then would think about the victim for two or three months. After that, I’d go off hunting” for another victim, Gracas revealed.

“I don’t feel remorse — if I go to jail for 10, 15, 20 years, then as soon as I get out I’ll do the same thing all over again,” he insisted.

Under Brazilian law, the maximum prison term is 30 years.

The country has never had capital punishment.

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The Torso Killer – Richard Cottingham –

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Published on 7 May 2014

Edward Theodore “Ed” Gein (/ˈɡiːn/) (August 27, 1906 – July 26, 1984)[1] was an American murderer and body snatcher. His crimes, committed around his hometown of Plainfield, Wisconsin, gathered widespread notoriety after authorities discovered Gein had exhumed corpses from local graveyards and fashioned trophies and keepsakes from their bones and skin. Gein confessed to killing two women – tavern owner Mary Hogan on December 8, 1954, and a Plainfield hardware store owner, Bernice Worden, on November 16, 1957. Initially found unfit for trial, after confinement in a mental health facility he was tried in 1968 for the murder of Worden and sentenced to life imprisonment.

His case influenced the creation of several fictional killers, including Norman Bates of the film and novel Psycho and its sequels, Leatherface of the The Texas Chain Saw Massacre films, Buffalo Bill of the novel The Silence of the Lambs, Ezra Cobb of the film Deranged, Bloody Face from the second season of the TV series American Horror Story, and Eddie Gluskin of the video game Outlast

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11 Most Evil People to Ever Walk the Earth

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Ever since the beginning of time, evil has existed. History is full with tales of wicked people who’ve committed unspeakable crimes, even children. They’ve lived among us, and some still do — continuing to lure in their victims with charming and deceptive tactics.

Their crimes are beyond comprehension.

But for some strange reason, society has forever been fascinated with the lives of these sadistic individuals. What motivates someone to slaughter millions of people, or consume a person’s rotting corpse?

“We serial killers are your sons, we are your husbands, we are everywhere. And there will be more of your children dead tomorrow,” said serial killer Ted Bundy.

There have seriously been so many cases that we can’t mention them all in one article. So, we were forced to narrow it down to just 10. But after hearing the atrocious crimes these people committed, we think 10 is far more than enough. We’ve included infamous dictators who had absolutely zero regard for others’ safety or welfare, including their own citizens, as well as the most prolific serial killers of the 19th and 20th century.

Jim Jones
Leader of the Peoples Temple, Jim Jones is responsible for the Jonestown Massacre, which had a death toll of approximately 918 people.

John Wayne Gacy
He murdered 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978 in Chicago, Illinois.

Pol Pot
He is responsible for killing over two million of his own people (nearly 25 percent) as leader of the Cambodian Communist Movement.

Stalin
According to most estimates, Stalin is responsible for at least 20 million deaths. Whether from executions, deliberate famine, or gulags (Soviet concentration camps), this ruler had no regard for others’ safety or welfare.

Ted Bundy
It is estimated that he killed anywhere from 40 to 100 women. He would would stun them with a blunt object, drag them to a discrete location, strangle them and then rape their corpses.

Adolf Hitler
Hitler is the most-widely known mass murderer and dictator to ever live. If you aren’t aware of the crimes against humanity he committed, you probably need to open up a history book.

Mathieu Ngirumpatse
Ngirumpatse was president of the Hutu extremist National Revolutionary Movement for Democracy and Development. He is one of the individuals responsible for the slaughter of some 800,000 people during the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Dr. Harold Fredrick Shipman
As a trusted doctor, this guy purposely injected his patients with fatal doses of diamorphine (an opiate), causing their deaths. He then proceeded to forge their wills and inherit all of their money. In addition, he also completed cremation requests to hide the evidence.

Dr. Josef Mengele
Called the “Angel of Death,” Mengele is infamous for using young children and pregnant women for cruel medical experiments in Auschwitz during Hitler’s reign.

Jeffrey Dahmer
This American serial killer and sex offender raped, murdered and dismembered 17 boys and men between 1978 and 1991. His later murders involved cannibalism and necrophilia.

Mao Zedong
This Chinese Communist revolutionary’s faulty economics created a horrific famine, which killed about 30 million people during 1959-1962.

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Albert Fish: The Terrifying Real-Life Boogeyman

You’ve Never Heard Of (He Ate Children)

If anyone’s ever told you that the boogeyman wasn’t real, they were lying. The boogeyman isn’t just an urban legend, or that “thing” your mother warned you about as a child to deter you from coming home after the street lights went on, he was a very real man, and his name was Hamilton Howard “Albert” Fish.

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When you envision the boogeyman, you probably think of someone sinister-looking roaming the streets late at night, or even during broad daylight, snatching up children and doing the unthinkable to them. Well, that’s exactly what Fish, who was also nicknamed the Brooklyn Vampire, the Gray Man, the Moon Manic and the Werewolf of Wysteria, did. The only difference here is that his appearance was unassuming, like that of a sweet, harmless grandfather whose lap you’d sit on for story time. It’s how he was able to escape detection for so long.

This assumption couldn’t have been further from the truth.

To say Fish was one of the most monstrous people who ever walked the earth would be an understatement. He committed murders so horrific that police initially couldn’t believe the details of his confessions.

Fish was born in 1870 in Washington, D.C., to a family who had a long history of serious mental illness. To put it lightly, their disorders could have filled an entire medical textbook. Fish himself was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, which is a chronic condition requiring lifelong treatment for the delusions, disordered thinking and behavior, and abnormal interpretations of reality that accompany it. Needless to say, Fish never received any treatment.

But the real story began when Fish’s father, who was a Potomac River boat captain, died in 1875. At that time, he was only five-years-old, far from capable of grappling with the effects of losing a parent. Sadly, that same year, his mother abandoned him, dropping him off to live in St. John’s Orphanage, located in D.C.’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood.

This is where psychologists believe the demons inside Fish began to awaken. At the orphanage, he was beaten and whipped daily; to the point that after suffering from the abuse for four straight years, he actually began to enjoy it. When he was nine-years-old, his distraught mother showed up and brought him back into her custody. Unfortunately, the damage had already been done and could not be reversed.

His time spent at the orphanage was a defining moment in his life, especially considering the appalling torture he experienced as a child is the common factor in the backgrounds of the majority of serial killers.

“While there, he was subjected to all manners of physical and sexual abuse and humiliation and torture, which completely warped his personality out of shape. It turned him into the kind of monstrous being that he was,” says Harold Schechter, a professor of American Literature at Queens College, City University of New York and author of Deranged: The Shocking True Story of America’s Most Fiendish Killer.

As a teenager, Fish started to display unusual and alarming behaviors, such as drinking urine and eating feces. In 1890, at the age of 20, he found pleasure in snatching young boys off the street in Manhattan, where he moved with his mother, and raping them. But this is just the beginning of a story most folks would just rather forget.

Two years later, after visiting a wax museum where he saw a penis divided into two equal parts, this “polymorphous pervert” became obsessed with sexual maiming. From that point, he began practicing even more deviations — from sadism to sodomy and even self-mutilation.

Surprisingly, in 1898, he was married and fathered six children. According to one of their testimonies during Fish’s trial, they lead average lives until their mother ran off with another man in 1917. That’s when Fish’s children recall his strange and unpredictable behavior surfacing — occasionally requesting them to join in on his sado-masochistic games, watching him eat large quantities of raw meat, proclaiming he was Christ, and collecting published material on cannibalism.

As time went on, the fantasies he performed on children grew more fiendish and horrifying, and often ended in murdering and cannibalizing his naive victims with his “instruments of hell.” These instruments were made up of a butcher knife, a meat cleaver and a hand saw. He was a real-life Hannibal Lecter as portrayed in Silence of the Lambs.

Fish’s first arrest was not for something you’d imagine from a wicked serial killer. In 1903, he was detained for theft, but released a short while later only to begin having hallucinations of the apostles commanding him.

For the next 27 years, he captured raped, murdered and ate countless innocent children. Although he only officially confessed to the murder of three people, he later claimed that during his 65 years as a free man to have hunted and killed more than a hundred “children in every state.” According to Fish, he preyed exclusively on children because they were “tasty.”

He was once quoted saying, “I never ate any roast turkey that tasted half as good.”

Fish flew under the radar for many years. It wasn’t until he murdered 10-year-old Grace Budd in 1928 that things started to take a turn. The investigation into this little girl’s disappearance went on for six years before detectives got a break into the puzzling case.

Then, on November, 11, 1934, Grace’s grieving mother received an anonymous letter detailing the horrors he committed.

“Grace sat in my lap and kissed me,” the letter said. “I made up my mind to eat her. I choked her to death, then cut her in small pieces so I could take my meat to my rooms. Cook and eat it.”

As if to offer some sort of consolation, Fish told her that Grace had not been sexually assaulted, just killed and eaten.

Police were able to trace the paper Fish wrote the letter on back to his residence, where he immediately began confessing to killing the young girl, as well as the others.

According to his captors, Fish probably started murdering people as far back as 1910.

He was eventually convicted and sentenced to death by electrocution, something he was rumored to be very excited about.

On January 16, 1936, he was executed, a death that came too late for his victims.

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To this day, Fish is considered one of the most deranged and wicked serial killers in American history.

Undoubtedly, he was the living manifestation of every parent and child in the world’s worst nightmare — worse than any boogeyman I’d ever heard of growing up. So, why haven’t more people heard about this evil soul?

“I think, partly, his crimes were so depraved and so hideous and so horrendous that the general public doesn’t want to really hear too many details about him,” says Schechter. “Obviously, the Boogeyman is a mythical figure, but if anybody, any real flesh and blood human comes close to actually embodying that myth, it’s Albert Fish.”

The papers from Fish’s psychiatrist, Fredric Wertham, are now available at the Library of Congress.

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