Germany’s highest court rejects appeals in far-right murder | app

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s top court on Thursday dismissed appeals over the murder of a regional politician who had advocated for refugee aid, upholding the life sentence of a far-right extremist convicted of carrying out the execution-style murder that shocked the country.

Walter Luebcke, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party who headed the regional administration of the Kassel region in central Germany, was shot dead on his porch in 2019.

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