Former German guerrilla denies role in 70s murder

By REUTERS
May 14, 2012 16:58

STUTTGART, Germany - A former member of the far-left Baader-Meinhof gang broke almost 20 months of silence at her murder trial on Monday to deny involvement in the assassination of Germany's chief prosecutor in 1977.

Authorities had been hoping that Verena Becker's trial would answer one of the last remaining questions about an anti-establishment guerrilla campaign that rocked West Germany in the 1970s and 1980s.

Although three members of the gang, also known as the Red Army Faction (RAF), were convicted of the killing of Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback at the height of the campaign, their vow of silence meant that the identity of the motorcycle rider who shot him in his car was never established.


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