December 2, 2000 |
Three American teenagers accused of killing two women by throwing heavy stones from a bridge onto a highway went on trial in the German city of Darmstadt, where their families are based with the U.S. Army. The teens, who were 14, 17 and 18 at the time of the Feb. 27 attack, entered the juvenile courtroom and sat quietly as prosecutor Manfred Vogel read out the charges: two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder and interfering with traffic.
March 3, 2000 |
Hundreds attended the funeral of a German woman killed when three American teenagers allegedly hurled rocks from a highway bridge at the car she was driving. Darmstadt Mayor Peter Benz paid tribute to Sandra Ottmann, who died Sunday--two days before her 21st birthday. Edward B. O'Donnell, the U.S. consul general in Frankfurt, extended "condolences on behalf of the American people." Several people who were riding with Ottmann were injured, her grandmother seriously.
March 1, 2000 |
A German prosecutor announced Tuesday that he is seeking murder charges against three U.S. teenagers after they reportedly confessed to hurling large rocks from a highway overpass in a dangerous game that killed two drivers and injured five passengers. In a troubling incident that could undermine relations between American troops and their German hosts, the youths--all children of U.S.
October 8, 1999 |
Five months after his disappearance sparked an international manhunt, money manager Martin R. Frankel was charged with stealing more than $200 million from several Southern insurance companies. A U.S. federal grand jury that was convened in June returned a 36-count indictment Thursday against Frankel, 44, who was captured by German police at Hamburg's Prem Hotel in September. The charges range from money laundering to racketeering. Hugh Keefe, who withdrew as Frankel's U.S.
July 2, 1999 |
President Clinton unknowingly came within scant minutes Thursday night of ending the United States' dream of winning the Women's World Cup. The president, accompanied by First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and daughter Chelsea, visited the U.S. locker room immediately after the American team had scored an emotional, come-from-behind victory over Germany, winning the quarterfinal match, 3-2, in front of 54,642 fans at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium.
January 16, 1999 |
More than 200 Americans who survived World War II concentration camps will be paid by Germany under a settlement that the U.S. government has won for the long-forgotten Nazi victims. The cost could reach $25 million, depending on how much the German Parliament provides, according to lawyers. The reparations grew out of a 1995 settlement of a 40-year-old court fight by concentration camp survivor Hugo Princz. The New Jersey man and 10 other Americans split $2.