US airmen's killer gets life in jail
Frankfurt - An Islamic extremist who admitted killing two US airmen at Frankfurt airport last year has been convicted of murder.
The state court in Frankfurt found 22-year-old Arid Uka guilty on Friday and sentenced him to life in prison for the March 2 attack on Afghanistan-bound servicemen as they boarded a bus at the airport.
Uka, an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, killed Senior Airman Nicholas J Alden, 25, from South Carolina, and Airman 1st Class Zachary R Cuddeback, 21, from Virginia.
News agency dapd said he was also convicted of attempted murder and serious bodily harm for wounding two other servicemen and taking aim at a third before his pistol jammed.
The court found that Uka bears "particularly severe guilt", meaning he won't immediately be eligible for parole after 15 years as is usual in Germany.