BERLIN (AP) – A 51-year-old man was tried in Germany for a deadly car rampage in the western city of Trier last year.
The defendant, a local resident identified only as Bernd W. due to German privacy laws, is charged with five counts of murder and 18 counts of attempted murder for intentionally driving pedestrians in a busy shopping area In the heart of the city.
The dead were a 45-year-old father and his 9-week-old son, and three women, 25, 52 and 73 years old.
Investigators said the man had drunk alcohol before the attack.
The trial before the Trier regional court is expected to continue next year.