Life for Germany's 'log-killer'

21st May 2009, Comments 0 comments

The man threw a log off a bridge in frustration last year, killing a woman and injuring one of her children.

Oldenburg -- A man who threw a six-kilogramme (13-pound) log from a motorway bridge, killing a woman was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday in Germany, the regional court here said.

The man, identified as 31-year-old Kazakh Nikolai Hecht, was a drug addict who threw the log from the bridge to express his "general frustration," the chief investigator in the case, Reiner Gerke, said during the probe.

The log smashed through the windscreen on Easter Sunday last year in this northern city, slightly injuring one of the woman's children, a nine-year-old boy.

The other two passengers, the woman's 36-year-old husband and their seven-year-old daughter, escaped unscathed.


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