German man gets life for poisoning co-workers' sandwiches

2019-03-08 11:18


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A judge in Germany has found a man guilty of poisoning his co-workers' sandwiches with mercury and other substances over several years and sentenced him to life in prison.

German news agency dpa reported a regional court judge gave 57-year-old Klaus O the sentence on Thursday after convicting him of attempted murder.

O laced colleagues' lunches with chemicals such as mercury and lead acetate between 2015 and 2018. One is in a coma with irreparable brain damage. Two more have serious kidney damage.

He was arrested in May after surveillance video showed him putting a suspicious powder on a colleague's sandwich at a business in western Germany.

Life sentences in Germany usually can be reduced after 15 years. But the judge in Bielefeld ordered O. ineligible for such a reduction, saying he was inclined to commit more crimes.

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