October 2, 2014

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Demjanjuk trial to begin Nov. 30

MUNICH — A lawyer for John Demjanjuk says his client’s trial on charges of being an accessory to the murder of thousands at a Nazi death camp will begin Nov. 30.

Demjanjuk lawyer Guenther Maull said today the Munich state court has set aside 35 trial days through to early May 2010.

The 89-year-old former Ohio auto worker was charged in July with being an accessory to the murder of 27,900 people at the Sobibor death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland where prosecutors allege he served as a guard.

The charges were filed after doctors determined that Demjanjuk was fit to stand trial as long as court hearings do not exceed two 90-minute sessions per day.

They carry a possible maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.