Text size Aa Aa Germany's so-called "Nazi bride" was found guilty on 10 counts of murder Wednesday for her role in a neo-Nazi gang that carried out killings and bombings over the course of seven years.
Beate Zschaepe, 43, was sentenced to life in prison by a court in Munich, Reuters reported. It marked the end of one of Germany's most high-profile and longest-running neo-Nazi trials. Zschaepe is the sole surviving member of a white supremacist terrorist cell that called itself the National Socialist Underground NSU.
Between andthe three-member group was behind at least 10 murders — killing eight men of Turkish origin, a Greek migrant, and a German female police officer — as well as carrying two bombings in bitcoin robbery areas of Cologne and 15 bank robberies, according to prosecutors.
Protesters hold banners featuring the portraits of murder victims in front of the Higher Regional Court in Munich on Tuesday. Lukas Barth-Tuttas The two other known members bitcoin robbery the cell, Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Boehnhardt, were found dead in an bitcoin robbery murder-suicide after a bungled bank robbery in It was only then that investigators linked the killings and realized they were carried out by the same group.
Zschaepe turned herself in to police shortly after and has been on trial since She denied bitcoin robbery killings, speaking only twice during more than days of hearings in the five-year case.
She did apologize to the victims' families and said she felt morally responsible for not stopping Mundlos and Boehnhardt. In her only other testimony, she had bitcoin robbery denied being part of NSU altogether and claimed to have been horrified when the other two members told her about the killings. Zschaepe's lawyers had urged the court to bitcoin robbery her of the lesser charges of arson and robbery.