Already second conviction: doctor has to be in custody after killing corona patients

A doctor administers a drug mix to two Covid patients that kills them.

Already second conviction: doctor has to be in custody after killing corona patients

A doctor administers a drug mix to two Covid patients that kills them. For this, the doctor must now be in prison for three and a half years. The court rules manslaughter as the victims were already dying. The doctor's motives remain hidden, and he is a repeat offender.

A former senior physician who has already been convicted of manslaughter has been sentenced to a further prison term by the Essen Regional Court for killing two corona patients. Andreas B. was sentenced to three years and six months in prison for two counts of attempted manslaughter, a court spokesman said. The acts were assessed as attempted manslaughter because the two victims were already dying at the time of the act.

According to the chamber, the doctor killed two patients suffering from Covid-19 in November 2020, each with a mixture of different drugs. In one case, he is said to have told the relatives of a patient who was seriously but not incurably ill with Corona that his life could no longer be saved and had to be “humanly ended”. Because of this statement, the relatives had agreed to turn off the life-support machines.

The doctor did not inform her about a possible extension of the treatment. He gave his patient various drugs in lethal doses that were clearly too high. In another case, the senior physician at the time is said to have had a lengthy conversation with relatives of a dying patient. Although the relatives had repeatedly pointed out that they refused euthanasia for religious reasons, B. also administered a lethal combination of drugs to this patient.

He is said to have committed both acts in November 2020. He himself remained silent in the proceedings regarding the allegations. According to the court spokesman, the motives of the accused therefore remained completely unclear. The doctor had already been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for manslaughter in November. He had injected potassium chloride into a corona patient because he apparently wanted to "redeem" him. The two cases that are now being tried were then separated from the proceedings.

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