German gets life for hammer attack on own children

11th December 2009, Comments 0 comments

The man pleaded guilty to attempted murder, saying that the person he really wanted to hurt was his ex-wife and mother of the children.

Berlin -- An unemployed German man was jailed for life on Wednesday for attacking his three young children with a hammer while they were asleep, an attack they all miraculously survived.

Werner Bornmann, 41, pleaded guilty to attempted murder, saying that the person he really wanted to hurt was his ex-wife and mother of the children.

"The one I want to get, I can't," he told the court in Kassel in central Germany.

All three children, two girls aged seven and five and their three-year-old brother, survived after emergency operations although their long-term health prospects are unclear.

Judge Volker Muetze said that if ever there was a case of attempted murder deserving of a life sentence, it was this.

AFP/Expatica

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