Demjanjuk trial session called off

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Posted: Mar 16, 2011 5:29 AM
Demjanjuk trial session called off

John Demjanjuk's trial has been called off for the second day in a row as the 90-year-old defendant remains hospitalized.

The Ukrainian-born retired Ohio autoworker is accused of 28,060 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he served as a guard at the Nazis' Sobibor death camp. Demjanjuk rejects the charges, saying he never served as a guard in any Nazi camp.

Munich court authorities said Wednesday's session was canceled. A sign informed participants that Thursday's session was to take place in a smaller courtroom than usual.

Demjanjuk's doctor recommended he be hospitalized on Tuesday, due to an intestinal infection and low hemoglobin levels. Demjanjuk suffers from a number of medical problems, including chronically low hemoglobin.