Judge accused of shooting snowball thrower

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26 January 2004 , DUMSTORF - A judge in Germany faced criminal charges and possible disciplinary action Monday after he shot and wounded a teenager who lobbed a snowball at his home. The town magistrate in Dumstorf, northern Germany, became so enraged when a boy took aim at his house that he took aim at him - with a double-barrel shot gun. The 16-year-old youth was wounded in the upper arm during the weekend incident. He was treated at a local hospital and later released. The 55-year-old judge faced arraig

26 January 2004

DUMSTORF - A judge in Germany faced criminal charges and possible disciplinary action Monday after he shot and wounded a teenager who lobbed a snowball at his home.

The town magistrate in Dumstorf, northern Germany, became so enraged when a boy took aim at his house that he took aim at him - with a double-barrel shot gun.

The 16-year-old youth was wounded in the upper arm during the weekend incident. He was treated at a local hospital and later released.

The 55-year-old judge faced arraignment on charges of criminal use of a firearm.

State justice authorities Monday said they were looking into possible disciplinary action which might result in his removal as a magistrate.

DPA
Subject: German news
 

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