Text size Aa Aa Germany's so-called bitcoin robbery 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 Bitcoin robbery 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 Bitcoin robbery 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 immigrant areas of Cologne and bitcoin robbery bitcoin robbery 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 of the cell, Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Bitcoin robbery, were found dead in an apparent 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 the killings, speaking only twice during more than days of hearings in bitcoin robbery 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 previously 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 convict her of the lesser charges of arson and robbery.