• Short Summary

    A FORMER EAST GERMAN BORDER GUARD, FRITZ HANKE, 22, WAS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) SENTENCED IN A STUTTGART COURT TO 15 MONTHS' IMPRISONMENT FOR THE ATTEMPTED SHOOTING OF A REFUGEE TRYING TO FLEE TO THE WEST.

  • Description

    A FORMER EAST GERMAN BORDER GUARD, FRITZ HANKE, 22, WAS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) SENTENCED IN A STUTTGART COURT TO 15 MONTHS' IMPRISONMENT FOR THE ATTEMPTED SHOOTING OF A REFUGEE TRYING TO FLEE TO THE WEST.HANKE, WHO HIMSELF CROSSED INTO THE FEDERAL GERMAN REPUBLIC LAST FEBRUARY, HAD THE CHARGE AGAINST HIM REDUCED FROM MANSLAUGHTER TO ATTEMPTED MANSLAUGHTER.

    HE ADMITTED FIRING AND SEEING THE REFUGEE FALL, BUT SAID THAT TWO OTHER GUARDS HAD FIRED FIVE MINUTES BEFORE HIM.AN EXPERT WITNESS SAID THAT A MAN, WOUNDED IN THE HEAD AS THE REFUGEE HAD BEEN, MIGHT "QUITE POSSIBLY" HAVE BEEN ABLE TO RUN ON FOR FIVE MINUTES, AS HANKE SAID.

    SIX MONTHS UNDER ARREST DURING INVESTIGATIONS WILL COUNT AS PART OF THE SENTENCE, AGAINST WHICH HANKE IS TO APPEAL.THE PROSECUTION HAD DEMANDED A THREE-YEAR SENTENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2DZHKSN2ZHYP9O1V7M9HLN4JH
    Media URN:
    VLVA2DZHKSN2ZHYP9O1V7M9HLN4JH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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