The Stuttgart District Court has sentenced a young man to five years in prison for an accident in Rasser, which has two deaths. The chamber owed the 21-year-old guilty of banned car racing deaths.
"We could not establish that you are a murderer," the judge said. The young man was initially charged with murder. Prosecutors have accused him of raging through the city the night of March with a hired sports car up to 165 miles per hour.
The 21-year-old lost control of Jaguar at high speed. The vehicle crashed into a stationary small car, killing two young people from North Rhine-Westphalia. The driver of the sports car and his companion remained untouched.
In October, the defendant admitted misconduct in court. "Because of me, two people have died, you have nothing to shine," read Marty T. in a personal statement read by his lawyer. "I know it's too easy to just say I'm sorry."
The prosecution and two of the three co-plaintiffs still sought juvenile sentencing for murder, the third co-plaintiff serving life in prison for murder for adult criminal law. The defense considered the fatal crash of the 550 hp car a reckless killing – and pleaded guilty to probation.
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