Arnfinn Nesset (born
October 25, 1936 in
Norway) is a Norwegian nurse who
became one of the most notorious serial
killers in Scandinavian
history. He was convicted on 18 March 1983 of
poisoning 22 patients with Curacit, a muscle
relaxing drug, at a Geriatric institution in Orkdal, Norway
where he was the director.
During the investigations he
claimed to have killed several more over many years both at this
and other institutions where he had previously worked, but later
retracted several of these statements.
Curacit becomes increasingly difficult to trace in a corpse
as time passes. Consequently, the earliest
murders Nesset confessed to having committed were impossible to
After a two year investigation and a five month long trial (where
he was accused of murdering 27), he was found guilty in the murder
of 22 people and sentenced to 21 years in prison; the maximum
punishment possible by Norwegian law. Released in 2004, he is
presumed to be living at an undisclosed location in Norway, under a
Doctors who killed
Article which mentions
Arnfinn Nesset and wrongly identifies him as a doctor.