Swedish court approves extradition of 'Laserman' to Germany

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Posted: Dec 15, 2016 10:25 AM
Swedish court approves extradition of 'Laserman' to Germany

STOCKHOLM (AP) — One of Sweden's most notorious prisoners will be extradited to Germany to stand trial in the killing of a Jewish woman in Frankfurt in 1992, a Swedish court said Thursday.

The Sodertorns District Court said that John Ausonius should serve any German sentence he may get in Sweden.

Dubbed "Laserman" for the gunsight he used, Ausonius is serving a life sentence in Sweden for a series of shootings of immigrants in the 1990s. He was convicted of one murder and nine attempted murders.

The court added that a transfer "must be executed within 10 days."

Ausonius, now 63, wasn't against being extradited to Germany, according to Swedish media.

German investigators suspect he was also involved in the killing of a 68-year-old woman in Frankfurt on Feb, 23, 1992, when Blanka Zmigrod, an employee at a Moevenpick restaurant in Frankfurt, was shot dead on her way home from work.

German prosecutors initially had shelved the case. It was reopened in 2014 as part of a nationwide effort to review suspected far-right killings following revelations about a neo-Nazi gang that had committed a string of murders that authorities initially blamed on migrant gangs.