German prosecutors seek life in neo-Nazi murder case

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German prosecutors seek life in neo-Nazi murder case
German prosecutors seek life in neo-Nazi murder case

BERLIN (AP) – German prosecutors say the main defendant in a high-profile neo-Nazi trial should receive a life sentence for her alleged role in the killing of 10 people by a group calling itself the National Socialist Underground.

Federal prosecutor Herbert Diemer wrapped up his closing arguments at the Munich court Tuesday by saying that Beate Zschaepe had shared her accomplices’ far-right ideology and goal of terrorizing migrants.

Zschaepe has been on trial since May 2013. The NSU’s two other core members died in an apparent murder-suicide in 2011. Four others are on trial accused of supporting the group.

The group allegedly killed eight Turks, a Greek and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007.

The court will hear pleas from co-plaintiffs and defense lawyers before reaching a verdict in the coming months.

Terror suspect Beate Zschaepe arrives in the court room in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2017. German prosecutors said that Zschaepe as the main defendant in the high-profile neo-Nazi trial should receive a life sentence for her alleged role in the killing of 10 people by a group calling itself the National Socialist Underground. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader,pool)
FILE – In this June 20, 2017 file photo terror suspect Beate Zschaepe arrives in the court room in Munich, southern Germany, besides her lawyer Mathias Grasel. On Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 prosecutors will finish their closing arguments with a demand for the length of Zschaepe’s sentence. Zschaepe is accused of being involved in 10 neo-Nazi murders of the National Socialist Underground group, which allegedly killed eight Turkish men, a Greek and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader,pool, file)
FILE – In this June 20, 2017 photo terror suspect Beate Zschaepe sits in the court room in Munich, Germany. On Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 prosecutors will finish their closing arguments with a demand for
the length of Zschaepe’s sentence. Zschaepe is accused of being involved in 10 neo-Nazi murders of the National Socialist Underground group, which allegedly killed eight Turkish men, a Greek and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader,pool, file)
Terror suspect Beate Zschaepe smiles as she arrives in the court room in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2017. German prosecutors said that Zschaepe as the main defendant in the high-profile neo-Nazi trial should receive a life sentence for her alleged role in the killing of 10 people by a group calling itself the National Socialist Underground. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader,pool)
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