German court jails Sweden's 'laser man' killer for life
February 21 2018 05:16 PM
John Ausonius
John Ausonius, also known as "Laserman" stands handcuffed in a courtroom of the district court in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on December 13, 2017.

AFP/ Frankfurt am Main

A German court Wednesday jailed for life a Swedish convicted killer -- dubbed "the laser man" for using a laser-scoped rifle to target immigrants -- for the murder of a Jewish woman.

John Ausonius, 64, has already received a life prison term in Sweden for a six-month shooting spree in 1991-92 in which he killed or wounded 11 immigrants.
The convict, who was extradited to Germany in late 2016, was Wednesday also found guilty of the murder of 68-year-old Jewish Holocaust survivor Blanka Zmigrod in Frankfurt in 1992.

Last updated: February 21 2018 05:28 PM

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