Galle synagogue attacker sentenced to life imprisonment

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Shooter Stefan Ballit, who attacked visitors to a synagogue in Halle, Germany, was sentenced to life imprisonment. This was announced on Monday, December 21, by the Deutsche Welle TV channel.

The attacker killed two people and attempted to kill 51 more. A judge at the Supreme Regional Court of Saxony-Anhalt called the attack on the synagogue a “cowardly attack”.

“The Supreme Regional Court of Saxony-Anhalt on Monday, December 21, sentenced 28-year-old Stefan Ballit to life imprisonment in the case of an attack on a synagogue in the city of Halle. The malefactor was found guilty of the murder of two people and attempted murder of 51 more, ”the message says.

It is noted that the German Federal Prosecutor’s Office insisted on the shooter’s life imprisonment. His early release after 15 years is virtually impossible.

The Galle synagogue was attacked on October 9, 2019. The believers gathered on the occasion of Yom Kippur. There were 51 people near the synagogue.

The shooter opened fire from a machine gun in front of the synagogue, after which he threw a grenade into the territory of the Jewish cemetery. Then the attacker disappeared in a car. On the same day, the police were able to detain the attacker.

Experts found on the Internet a document containing anti-Semist statements and photographs of weapons and ammunition that the attacker used during the attack.

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