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Life sentence sought for Frankfurt airport shooter

 FILE - In this March 2, 2011 file photo police investigate the scene after a gunman fired shots at U.S. soldiers on the bus outside Frankfurt airport...
 FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2011 file picture  21-year old Arid Uka, center, photographed  from behind, waits for the beginning of his trial at a court i...

Germany US Airport Shooting

FILE - In this March 2, 2011 file photo police investigate the scene after a gunman fired shots at U.S. soldiers on the bus outside Frankfurt airport...

Germany US Airport Shooting

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2011 file picture 21-year old Arid Uka, center, photographed from behind, waits for the beginning of his trial at a court i...

Prosecutors are asking for a sentence of life in prison for an alleged Islamic extremist who has admitted killing two U.S. airmen at the Frankfurt airport last year.
The dapd news agency reported that Prosecutor Jochen Weingarten told the Frankfurt state court in closing arguments Monday that Arid Uka deserved the maximum possible sentence due to the brutal nature of the crime.
The 21-year-old ethnic Albanian from Kosovo confessed as the trial opened to killing two men at point-blank range before wounding two more airmen and taking aim at a third before his gun misfired.
Under German law the court still has to review all the evidence despite the confession.
A verdict is expected on Jan. 19.


Updated : 2020-12-04 01:45 GMT+08:00