Maximum Sentence for Racist Murderer Dresden Courtroom Killer Gets Life

Alex W., the man who stabbed pregnant Egyptian pharmacist Marwa al-Sherbini to death in a courtroom in Dresden in July, was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday. The judge imposed the harshest possible sentence under the German system by ruling that W. will not be eligible for parole after 15 years.
Alex W., hiding his face under a hood, mask and sunglasses, is led into court for the verdict on Wednesday.

Alex W., hiding his face under a hood, mask and sunglasses, is led into court for the verdict on Wednesday.

Foto: Matthias Rietschel/ AP
cro -- with wire reports