Niels Högel

  Active for 7 years
(1999-2005) in Germany




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  5. Characteristics
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  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 8 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 7 Books About Niels Högel
  14. 4 External References
  15. Internal References

Niels Högel a German serial killer and nurse who killed 100 patients by administering unauthorized injections. Högel was originally arrested in 2005 and later sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of six patients. He worked from 1999 to mid-2005 as a nurse in hospitals in Oldenburg and Delmenhorst, Germany. He would inject patients using one of five different drugs including ajmaline, sotalol, lidocaine, amiodarone and calcium chloride. He is said to have acted out of boredom and the desire to show off his resuscitation skills. Niels Höge has confessed to a total of 100 confirmed victims and continues to serve a life sentence in Lower Saxon, Germany. Högel stated he was 'honestly sorry' and hoped families would find peace.

Niels Högel Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Niels Högel, was active for 7 years between 1999-2005, known to have ( 100 confirmed / 106 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Germany

Niels Högel was born on December 30th 1976 in Wilhelmshaven, city in Lower Saxony, Germany. He was raised by both parents. His father, a nurse at the Sankt Willehad Hospital in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. His mother, a legal assistant and a grandmother's nurse in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

Högel a heterosexual male citizen of Germany. Högel completed 15 years of school, received a college degree. Högel married. He had one daughter.

In 1999 (Age 22/23) Niels Högel started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife and child, where Högel was known to work as a serial killer, nurse.

He was arrested on June 22nd 2005 (Age 28), convicted on February 28th 2015 (Age 38), sentenced to life imprisonment at a prison in Germany. Högel was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 90%
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Niels Högel has been listed on Killer.Cloud since December of 2018 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Niels Högel a known:

Niels Högel
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2018-12-09 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Niels Högel
Nickname: N/A
Victims: 100 - 106
Years Active: 1999 - 2005
Ages Active: 22/23 - 28/29
Active Countries: Germany
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1976 -     
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Germany
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Birth Month: December
Marital Status: married
Children: one daughter
Living With: his wife and child
Occupation: serial killer, nurse
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Dec 30, 1976
Family Name: Högel
Given Name: Niels
Birth Location: Wilhelmshaven, city in Lower Saxony, Germany
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: a legal assistant and a grandmother's nurse in Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Father: a nurse at the Sankt Willehad Hospital in Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: 15 years of school
Highest Degree: college degree

Arrested: Jun 22, 2005 (Age 28)
Convicted: Feb 28, 2015 (Age 38)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: a prison in Germany
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
8 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Niels Högel

The 8 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Niels Högel. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Dec 30 1976Niels Högel was born in Wilhelmshaven, city in Lower Saxony, Germany.  #19761230
Dec 30 1996
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
(Age 22/23)
Niels Högel started his serial killing spree. #1999
(Age 28/29)
Niels Högel ended his serial killing spree. #2005
Jun 22 2005
(Age 28)
Niels Högel arrested. #20050622
Dec 30 2006
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Feb 28 2015
(Age 38)
Niels Högel was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at a prison in Germany.  #20150228
Dec 30 2016
(Age 40)
40th Birthday

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Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
living with children TRUE 268
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
xyy FALSE 81
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous crimes FALSE 367
previous jail FALSE 352
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 320
kill at victims home FALSE 323
used weapon FALSE 453
used gun FALSE 451
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354
robbed FALSE 418

Books that Mention Niels Högel

Book: Hello Charlie (mentions serial killer Niels Högel)
Charlie Hess
Hello Charlie
Book: Deacon of Death (mentions serial killer Niels Högel)
Fred Rosen
Deacon of Death
Book: Inside the Minds of Healthcare Seri... (mentions serial killer Niels Högel)
Katherine M. Ramslan...
Inside the Minds of Healthcare Serial Killers
Book: Killer Nurse (mentions serial killer Niels Högel)
John Foxjohn
Killer Nurse
Book: Das Ende der Gerechtigkeit (mentions serial killer Niels Högel)
Jens Gnisa
Das Ende der Gerechtigkeit
Book: Noch so ein Arbeitstag, und ich dre... (mentions serial killer Niels Högel)
Martin Wehrle
Noch so ein Arbeitstag, und ich dreh durch!
Book: Il y a de la joie. Juillet - Août 2... (mentions serial killer Niels Högel)
Fabien Simon
Il y a de la joie. Juillet - Août 2017.

7 Books that mention Serial Killer
Niels Högel

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1416564713 Hello Charlie 1
1504022653 Deacon of Death 1
0275994228 Inside the Minds of Healt... 8
110160154x Killer Nurse 3
3451811235 Das Ende der Gerechtigkei... 1
3641211255 Noch so ein Arbeitstag, u... 1
2322144797 Il y a de la joie. Juille... 1

Niels Högel (born 30 December 1976) is a German nurse and serial killer who was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of six patients. Högel has confessed to killing 30 patients but in 2017 a police investigation concluded that he was responsible for at least 90 deaths. In November 2017, German prosecutors said that the number of victims was at least 106, with Högel admitting, in October 2018, to murdering 100 patients.

External References
  1. Niels Högel on, Retrieved on Dec 9, 2018.
  2. Q19959889 on, Retrieved on Dec 9, 2018.
  3. Niels Högel on, Retrieved on Dec 9, 2018.
  4. Vanessa Romo, Death Toll for German Serial Killer Nurse Goes Up on, Retrieved on Dec 9, 2018.
Internal References

Niels Högel is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #1 of 20[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Germany
  2. #1 of 55[ Page 1 ] of Capricorn Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #1 of 45[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in December
  4. #3 of 651[ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #133 of 651[ Page 9 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #221 of 651[ Page 15 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #269 of 651[ Page 18 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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