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High Court upholds life imprisonment sentence for Danish man convicted of killing his two daughters in Germany

Shifa Rahaman
July 4th, 2016


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The man in question, 45, was hoping to have his sentenced reduced to just 14 years under Danish law

The Danish High Court confirmed today that it would not be reducing the life imprisonment sentence for a Danish man convicted of killing his two daughters while on holiday in Germany in 2011.

The man, 45, who was sentenced to life in prison by a German court, was seeking to reduce his sentence to just 14 years under Danish law. However, his suit was dismissed by the court in Aalborg and the Danish High Court, Vestre Landsret, has now followed suit.

Horrific crime
He will now serve out the remainder of his sentence in Denmark.

He was convicted of killing his two daughters at a rest area in Potsdam near Berlin in Germany. Though he first claimed the fire was an accident, a police investigation found that he had set it deliberately while his daughters were in the backseat, drugged with sleeping pills. He later revealed that he had planned on taking his own life as well, but had instinctually run away from the flames.


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