From the Boardanian mailing list, Feb 7th. [b:65b1ff6036]Roman K. wrote:[/b:65b1ff6036] [quote:65b1ff6036]Stephan Leter (sp?), age 27, of Germany, worked as a nurse in a hospital. He is charged for 16 counts of murder, and it's supposed that the real victim count stands between forty and fifty. One of them was apparently a 'mercy killing'. In the others, he didn't bother asking them. Most of the victims were over 75, and most were fatally ill. Most. Ages ranged from 40 to 94. Mercy... Mercy can be quite horrible.[/quote:65b1ff6036] [b:65b1ff6036]Hsing wrote:[/b:65b1ff6036] [quote:65b1ff6036]His name is Stephan Letter. So far, 80 suspicious deaths are re-investigated (which does not mean that that's the potential number of victims; almost everyone who had a relative dying in the hospital, with that man anywhere close, now wants, understandably, informations.) What can I say? It simply goes over my horizon. [/quote:65b1ff6036] [b:65b1ff6036]Roman K. wrote:[/b:65b1ff6036] [quote:65b1ff6036]I understand that most of the bodies were cremated, thus erasing any chance of testing the bodies for traces of the medicines he used to murder his victims. A lot of people are going to be left wondering in this one. Mercy... That word makes me want to puke at the moment. Who gave the right to decide? Who made *him* God and let him decide who lives and who dies? He's young. Let him rot for sixty years. Let him fucking rot.[/quote:65b1ff6036] [b:65b1ff6036]Hsing wrote:[/b:65b1ff6036] [quote:65b1ff6036]That's probably what's going to happen. I know what you mean with "...mercy?!?". But it's probably the quintessential sickness of most murders as such - that a person believes he was somehow given the right to end a life, for whatever reason from mercy" to "she deserved it for cheating" to "I made a political statement" to "he was just a tramp and I kicked his head in" to "it was fun" to "he would have told everyone what I did to him"........ and so on and so on. What makes me wonder is: If you work at a hospital, don't you ever notice that when a certain colleague is on duty, there is someone dying in very second shift of his? Does it go so unnoticed? A naive question, maybe.[/quote:65b1ff6036] [b:65b1ff6036]Roman K. wrote:[/b:65b1ff6036] [quote:65b1ff6036]The sad truth is that most of them were expected to die in that hospital. Nobody noticed, and nobody saw a reason to notice, probably until relatively healthy folks started dying. [/quote:65b1ff6036] The debate is yours to continue!