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December 23, 2000 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A court here Friday convicted three American teenagers of murdering two motorists who were killed when the young men, bored and looking for adventure, hurled rocks from an overpass at cars on the autobahn below. The teens entered the crowded courtroom in chains, their fashionably baggy pants rumpling around the leg irons as they shuffled to join their lawyers and parents to learn how long they would spend in a juvenile prison.
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July 19, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Germany's highest criminal court said it has thrown out an appeal by three sons of U.S. military personnel. The three were convicted of murdering two women and injuring four people by dropping stones onto their vehicles from a highway overpass. In December, a court in Darmstadt sentenced two of the Americans, then 18, to 8 1/2 years and eight years. The youngest, then 15, was given seven years.
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April 3, 1994 | Associated Press
A U.S. Army sergeant who killed his wife's lover, kicked off his head and brought it to her as she lay in the hospital apologized Saturday to the victim's family. Sgt. Stephen Schap was convicted Friday of premeditated murder, which carries a life sentence. But on Saturday the jury recommended he be granted leniency and be given a lesser sentence. Schap choked back tears as he spoke for the first time to the court that convicted him. "I'm sorry I'm the man responsible," the 26-year-old said.
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December 23, 2000 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A court here Friday convicted three American teenagers of murdering two motorists who were killed when the young men, bored and looking for adventure, hurled rocks from an overpass at cars on the autobahn below. The teens entered the crowded courtroom in chains, their fashionably baggy pants rumpling around the leg irons as they shuffled to join their lawyers and parents to learn how long they would spend in a juvenile prison.
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March 1, 2000 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 22, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A former East German border guard commander was convicted of manslaughter in the shooting deaths of East Germans trying to escape, including the last person to die at the Berlin Wall. Walter Schulze, 52, was convicted on four counts for deaths stemming from his tenure as commander from 1985 until the wall's collapse in 1989. He was sentenced to slightly more than two years in prison.
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December 3, 1992 | From Associated Press
A young neo-Nazi accused of the arson deaths of a Turkish grandmother and two girls tried to kill himself Wednesday by slashing his wrists, authorities said. The suicide attempt came on the same day the government said it was banning the music of several neo-Nazi rock groups, including one that urges Germans to kill Turkish children and rape their mothers.
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November 13, 1992 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The long-awaited trial of former East German leader Erich Honecker and five of his most senior aides opened here Thursday but was abruptly adjourned amid confusion after less than an hour when one of the defendants failed to appear. Instead of his appearing personally, defense lawyers for former East German Premier Willi Stoph went to the court, carrying a certificate from his doctor saying he had suffered a mild heart attack Monday and was unable to leave his east Berlin home.
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November 30, 1992 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a sense of urgency bordering on desperation, German leaders considered new measures Sunday to better combat the revival of right-wing extremism in the country, but the attacks continued unabated, with police reporting firebombings or assaults against foreigners in six cities. There were no deaths in any of Sunday's attacks.
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November 27, 1992 | From Associated Press
A man was arrested in connection with a firebombing that killed three Turks and authorities said Thursday that he is a suspected member of a neo-Nazi terrorist group. A statement from the federal prosecutor's office in Karlsruhe said 25-year-old Michael Peters and 10 other people were suspected of carrying out the attack Monday on two apartment buildings in Moelln. It said the remaining 10 were known to authorities but did not identify them or their group. They have not been taken into custody.
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December 2, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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November 28, 2000 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stepping warily into a case of alleged neo-Nazi torture and killing of a 6-year-old boy, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on Monday comforted the dead child's mother and urged authorities in the eastern state of Saxony to thoroughly investigate claims of a racist motive in the boy's 1997 drowning.
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August 31, 2000 | From Associated Press
A court convicted three neo-Nazis of beating an African immigrant to death and handed down tough prison sentences Wednesday in an attempt to signal that a "long chain of attacks" on foreigners in Germany must stop. The state court sentenced Enrico Hilprecht, 24, to the maximum of life in prison. His two 16-year-old co-defendants were each given sentences of nine years--one year less than the maximum allowed for juveniles.
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August 22, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A former East German border guard commander was convicted of manslaughter in the shooting deaths of East Germans trying to escape, including the last person to die at the Berlin Wall. Walter Schulze, 52, was convicted on four counts for deaths stemming from his tenure as commander from 1985 until the wall's collapse in 1989. He was sentenced to slightly more than two years in prison.
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August 10, 2000 | Associated Press
A German court Wednesday ordered a trial on murder charges for three skinheads accused of beating and kicking an African immigrant to death. Two 16-year-olds and Enrico Hilprecht, 24, were charged in the June 11 attack on Alberto Adriano, a 39-year-old immigrant from Mozambique who worked in a slaughterhouse in the east German city of Dessau.
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March 3, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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June 1, 1993 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As authorities struggled to contain a potentially explosive mood among minority Turks in the western city of Solingen on Monday, police arrested a 15-year-old boy as one of those involved in the arson attack that claimed the lives of five foreigners. Meanwhile, political leaders in Germany and Turkey worked to calm overheated emotions within the 1.7-million-strong Turkish community here, emotions that threaten a serious domestic crisis.
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August 10, 2000 | Associated Press
A German court Wednesday ordered a trial on murder charges for three skinheads accused of beating and kicking an African immigrant to death. Two 16-year-olds and Enrico Hilprecht, 24, were charged in the June 11 attack on Alberto Adriano, a 39-year-old immigrant from Mozambique who worked in a slaughterhouse in the east German city of Dessau.
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March 1, 2000 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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December 15, 1998 | From Associated Press
In 1962, with the Cold War at its frostiest, a young baker risked his life to get his family out of Communist East Germany by tunneling under the newly built Berlin Wall. In the West, he was hailed as a hero. On the other side of the wall, however, Rudolf Mueller was considered a killer because he made his getaway by shooting point-blank at a startled young border guard. Thirty-six years later, Mueller, now 67, went on trial Monday in Berlin, charged with murder.
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