Former nurse Niels Hoegel, accused of killing more than 100 patients in his care, waits at court for his verdict at court in Oldenburg, northern Germany, on June 6, 2019. Image Credit: AFP

OLDENBURG, Germany: A German nurse believed to be the most prolific serial killer in the country’s post-war history was handed a life sentence on Thursday for killing 85 patients in his care.

Judge Sebastian Buehrmann called Niels Hoegel’s killing spree “incomprehensible”.

The 42-year-old murdered patients selected at random with lethal injections between 2000 and 2005 until he was caught in the act.