topics
tools
Expatica countries
Index Last Var.(%)
BEL 20 3083.51 0.32
DAX 9605.08 0.17
IBEX 30 10058.5 -1.04
CAC 40 4387.61 -0.20
FTSE 100 6806.86 -0.05
AEX 397.5 -0.20
DJIA 16272.65 0.46
Nasdaq 4318.933 0.63
FTSE MIB 20298.33 -0.11
TSX Composite 14214.35 0.18
ASX 5415.4 -0.10
Hang seng 22836.96 0.04
Straits Times 3110.78 0.45
ISEQ 20 836.3 0.23
EUR / USD 1.37976 0.67
EUR / GBP 0.82571 0.59
USD / GBP 0.598544 -0.10
Gold 1329.6 -0.13
Oil 108.9 -0.76
Silver 21.28 0.08
You are here: Home News German News German, 83, jailed for foiled Jehovahs slaughter
Enlarge font Decrease font Text size


20/04/2010German, 83, jailed for foiled Jehovahs slaughter

A German court sentenced an 83-year-old man to 11 years behind bars Tuesday for the attempted mass murder of a group of Jehovah's Witnesses in July.

Armed with a machine gun, knife and samurai sword, the masked pensioner stormed into a meeting of the Jehovah's Witnesses intending to kill as many of the congregation as possible, the court in Bielefeld, central Germany, said.

His weapon jammed, allowing some of the worshippers to overpower him and force him to the ground until police showed up to arrest him.

According to prosecutors, the man wanted to take revenge on the Jehovah's Witnesses whom he blamed for an decades-long estrangement between himself and his daughter, who had joined the group.

He was found guilty of 39 counts of attempted murder, the number of bullets he was carrying with him.



© 2010 AFP


1 reaction to this article

joey posted: 2010-12-25 02:03:27

this is loco Nazi gestapo action and what would this accomplish 0
Angels at work protecting the ones who do there work

1 reaction to this article

joey posted: 2010-12-25 02:03:27

this is loco Nazi gestapo action and what would this accomplish 0
Angels at work protecting the ones who do there work

 
 
 
 
 
Inside Expatica
The ABCs of the German school system

The ABCs of the German school system

What you need to know about German schools and daycare.

German immigration and residency regulations

German immigration and residency regulations

Want to move to Germany but haven’t figured out the details? Check out Expatica’s overview of the German permit system.

Driving in Berlin: Rules, habits and fines

Driving in Berlin: Rules, habits and fines

In part one of our two part series, we cover the driving culture in Berlin, where to park and buy gas and, most importantly, the laws.

Looking for work in Germany: The in depth version

Looking for work in Germany: The in depth version

Our comprehensive guide includes information on how to find work, recruitment agencies, employment contracts and labour law.