Israeli brother, sister convictedof plotting murder in Germany

16th July 2004, Comments 0 comments

16 July 2004 , MANNHEIM - An Israeli woman and her naturalised German brother have been sentenced to prison by a court in Germany for plotting to kill their step-sister and her husband, who stood in the way of their inheriting a family fortune. The court in Mannheim found the two guilty of conspiring to commit murder and sentenced the 55-year-old woman to eight years in prison. Her 53-year-old brother was sentenced to five-and-a-half years for his part in the plot. The court heard how the pair conspired to

16 July 2004

MANNHEIM - An Israeli woman and her naturalised German brother have been sentenced to prison by a court in Germany for plotting to kill their step-sister and her husband, who stood in the way of their inheriting a family fortune.

The court in Mannheim found the two guilty of conspiring to commit murder and sentenced the 55-year-old woman to eight years in prison. Her 53-year-old brother was sentenced to five-and-a-half years for his part in the plot.

The court heard how the pair conspired to commit the murders in order to become sole heirs to their elderly father's estate, which includes extensive real estate holdings in Germany.

Their attempts to hire a hit man for USD 10,000 went awry, however, when the murderer they had in mind turned out to be an undercover police agent. They were arrested after handing over a quarter of the money in advance.

The Israeli woman, who has been living illegally in Germany for four years, served seven years in prison in the United States on a 1992 manslaughter conviction.

Her brother, a naturalised German citizen, has served time for criminal assault and for immigration law violations. 

DPA

Subject: German news 

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