German Neo-Nazi on Trial for Politician’s Murder

Federal prosecutors say the main suspect, 46-year-old Stephan Ernst, was motivated by “racism and xenophobia” when he allegedly shot Luebcke in the head on June 1, 2019.

Ernst appeared at the higher regional court in Frankfurt alongside co-defendant Markus Hartmann, who is accused of helping him to train with firearms — including the murder weapon.

The killing is believed to be Germany’s first far-right political assassination since World War II.

Some people queued all night to get into the court but seating was limited because of coronavirus social distancing measures. 

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