Nurses Who Killed: Arnfinn Nesset

Arnfinn Nesset‘s case is unusual: he was caught, convicted, served time in jail, and eventually released. The former nurse completed his prison term and subsequent supervision period in 2005. Nesset is now living under a new, unreported name, which makes it impossible for the families of his victims to know his current location.

After he was caught in 1982, Nessen admitted to killing 27 patients at a nursing home with a lethal injection of the muscle relaxant drug suxamethonium chloride. However, he later recanted his confession, which extended his murder trial to five months. He was ultimately found guilty of killing 22 people, but it’s believed his true body count is closer to 140.