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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

CrimProf Wolfgang Mitsch Appeals Convicted Cannibal's Case to Germany's Highest Court

From USATODAY.com: University of Potsdam Crimprof Wolfgang Mitsch is appealing the murder conviction of a German man who admitted killing and eating an acquaintance he met over the Internet to the Germany's highest court, his attorney said Monday.

Co-Counsel Harald Ermel said he and Mitsch consulted with client Armin Meiwes before taking the move. It was not clear when the top court might consider the case.

Last month, Germany's Federal Court of Justice rejected as "clearly unfounded" Meiwes' appeal against his conviction and life sentence. Mitsch maintains that the sentence was disproportionate and violated the constitution.

Computer technician Meiwes was sentenced last May to life in prison after being retried and convicted for murdering Bernd Juergen Brandes in a case that both fascinated and appalled Germany.

Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]

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