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A top doctor who killed his lover after sprinkling cocaine on his penis has been ordered to pay compensation to her husband and son and also to pay her funeral costs.
Dr Andreas David Niederbichler, 45, was jailed for nine years for aggravated rape and bodily harm leading to death after making his lover, identified only as 'Yvonne M', take an overdose of cocaine that he had placed on his private parts.
Once the criminal case against the German surgeon was completed, her family pursued him in a
Now, three years after the tragic incident, he has to pay a total of €28,500 (£24,450) to the family of the deceased, with €10,000 (£8,580) each going to the dead woman's husband and son, and a further €8,550.17 (£7,330) going to her family to cover funeral costs.
The 38-year-old woman was not his only victim, since the former head physician at the Halberstadt Clinic in Saxony-Anhalt drugged and sexually assaulted three other women between September 2015 and February 2018.
According to the investigation he also secretly put cocaine in their champagne glasses, their lipstick, and their toothpaste.
The surgeon was charged in February 2018 when Yvonne M died of an overdose after he put cocaine on his private parts during sex.
Niederbichler was sentenced to nine years of imprisonment and subsequent preventive detention. He is currently undergoing drug therapy.
Yvonne's widowed husband and son sued the surgeon when he refused to pay financial compensation and also refused to cover the funeral costs.
The higher regional court has now agreed with the family and the man dubbed the 'German Christian Grey' because of his sexual fantasies has to pay for the funeral costs.
Judge Steffi Ewald said: "The defendant is sentenced to pay the funeral costs in the amount of €8,550.17, as well as survivor benefits to the deceased's husband and the son in the amount of €10,000 each."
The defendant and his legal team have not made any official statement on the ruling.
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