Verdict postponed in Frankfurt airport shooting

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Posted: Jan 19, 2012 11:45 AM
Verdict postponed in Frankfurt airport shooting

A German court says the verdict in the case of an alleged Islamic extremist who has admitted killing two U.S. airmen at Frankfurt Airport last year is again being delayed to hear more evidence.

At issue is a German newspaper report this week that suspect Arid Uka, a 21-year-old ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, was seen in 2010 in an Islamic fundamentalist prayer room in the Bosnian city of Zenica.

A federal investigator cast doubt on that Thursday, however, testifying there was no evidence that he had crossed the border into Bosnia.

Uka also told the court the report was wrong. The verdict has now been rescheduled from Jan. 30 to Feb. 10 so the court can question the story's author. Uka was captured at the scene of the attack, and confessed to the shootings as his trial opened.