German denies supplying murder weapon to neo-Nazi gang



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

BERLIN (AP) — A German man accused of helping a neo-Nazi gang carry out a string of murders has denied supplying the weapon allegedly used in nine of the killings.

German news agency dpa reported Wednesday that Ralf Wohlleben also told a Munich court he only learned of the existence of the so-called National Socialist Underground when two of its core members, Uwe Mundlos und Uwe Boehnhardt, were found dead in 2011.

The group killed eight Turkish men, a Greek and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007.

Wohlleben's testimony came a week after the third alleged core member of the NSU, Beate Zschaepe, told the court that she only learned of each of the slayings after they had taken place.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast