Two con­victed in mu­si­cian death

Medicine Hat News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

BER­LIN A court in Ber­lin has con­victed two men of killing a Ger­man pop mu­si­cian in an ap­par­ent ho­mo­pho­bic at­tack.

A re­gional court in the Ger­man cap­i­tal on Tues­day found the Pol­ish de­fen­dants guilty of man­slaugh­ter and se­ri­ous sex­ual as­sault in the death of 47-year-old Jim Reeves.

The de­fen­dants claimed to have been drunk dur­ing the Fe­bru­ary 2016 at­tack in a Ber­lin hos­tel. Judges said they bru­tally beat Reeves and re­peat­edly im­paled him with a chair leg.

Ger­man news agency dpa quoted judges say­ing the at­tack ex­pressed the men’s “de­grad­ing, ho­mo­pho­bic feel­ings.”

The de­fen­dants, who are 31- and 24-year­sold, were sen­tenced to 14 and 13 years im­pris­on­ment, re­spec­tively.

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