Life sentence for prostitute who killed designer

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21 November 2005, MUNICH - An Iraqi male prostitute was sentenced Monday to life in jail for the murder earlier this year of Rudolph Moshammer, a style guru and television personality once described as Germany's only genuine eccentric.

21 November 2005

MUNICH - An Iraqi male prostitute was sentenced Monday to life in jail for the murder earlier this year of Rudolph Moshammer, a style guru and television personality once described as Germany's only genuine eccentric.

Herisch A., 26, had admitted offering his services at Moshammer's home and strangling the 64-year-old client with an electrical flex. He was convicted by a Munich court of both murder and robbery.

Presiding judge Manfred Goetzl said the January killing was motivated by greed. A. had taken a 200-euro note (235 dollars) and possibly a larger sum when he fled Moshammer's home in a plush district of the German city.

The court ruled that A., who was living in Germany as a refugee, should not be eligible for parole after the usual 15 years because of the heinousness of the crime. Defence lawyers had argued that the crime was only manslaughter and did not deserve a life term.

Moshammer, who wore a coiffed black wig and carried a lap dog with him wherever he went, owned a boutique in Munich that mainly sold men's fashion accessories. He was a frequent guest on national television shows giving his opinions on dress and style.

DPA

Subject: German news

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