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Ansbach school attacker gets nine years

DPA/The Local · 29 Apr 2010, 17:13

Published: 29 Apr 2010 17:13 GMT+02:00

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“The fact that there were no deaths is due to chance alone,” Judge Bernd Rösch said while reading the verdict.

The defendant Georg R. entered the school in the city just south of Nuremberg with clear criminal intent and had wanted to kill as many people as possible, the judge added.

In addition to the prison sentence, the defendant, who was 18 when he attacked the Carolinum Gymnasium, will undergo long-term psychological therapy.

Armed with an axe, knives and Molotov cocktails, Georg R. managed to injure 15 people.

Two girls were severely injured. One suffered burns from a Molotov cocktail that hit her face, while another was hit in the head with an axe several times, sustaining life-threatening skull and brain injuries. The attacker was stopped after being shot by the police.

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During closing arguments public prosecutor Jürgen Krach described the defendant as a “highly criminal, arrogant personality.”

Meanwhile the judge said that Georg R. had not only wanted to kill, but to gain the attention of the world. Rösch also described the defendants motives as hatred for himself, his school, and his teachers.

DPA/The Local (news@thelocal.de)

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Your comments about this article

21:55 April 29, 2010 by wmm208
Stay away from the Schokolade kid. Use soap on a rope..
07:32 April 30, 2010 by Meringer
See, if the Germans would let students carry guns in school, they could have taken him out before he could even lift his ax.
09:36 April 30, 2010 by auslanderus
Excuse me but 47 counts of attempted murder and he gets 9 years in a juvenile center, whats wrong here? I suppose if he killed all 47 he would have got less time. When will people wake up and see that there is something wrong here. He should have got 47 years and not 9. If he's a good boy, he will be in out in 2-3 years to try again but this time he may kill all the kids.
12:11 April 30, 2010 by Hebbellover
Why cover your face, aren't you proud of what you did? Punk!
16:20 April 30, 2010 by beckyhead

The German's believe in rehabilitation and not a lifetime in prison.
18:55 April 30, 2010 by Meringer
beckyhead - so do the Americans, that is why thieves, murderers and rapists get out of jail in a couple of years and get to do it again. It is called "repeat offender". A least a dead murderer is contributing to society, he is fertilizing the ground.
14:49 May 13, 2010 by JohnnesKönig
9 years is a very significant time of a young life to spend in prison... He will not soon forget what a foolish thing he did. He will soon learn possibly a negative outlook of life...
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