Germany – A man sentenced to life in prison for crashing into a carnival crowd


A German court has sentenced a man to life in prison for speeding after crashing his car into a crowd celebrating the culmination of a German carnival in the western German city of Volkmarsen last year, injuring several, including 20 children, the website reported. de.

The man, a 31-year-old local, is accused of deliberately throwing his vehicle at a crowd of people with the aim of killing them.

In Germany, life imprisonment is the most severe sentence possible.

The court in the city of Kassel ruled that the crime he committed was very serious, which means that his sentence will not be automatically reviewed to be released on parole after 15 years, according to the same source.

The court was not immediately available for comment.

Rhodes Monday (Shrove Monday) is the culmination of the carnival festivities in Germany and an institution in the catholic regions of the country, especially in the Rhineland, where tens of thousands of people dress up, consume alcohol and parade in the streets to watch the crowds. often satirize public figures and politicians.

Security measures at public events in Germany have been tightened since a Tunisian with links to armed Islamists threw his truck at a Christmas market in Berlin in 2016, killing 12 people.

The perpetrator initially escaped and was later shot dead by Italian police.

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