Thursday, August 4, 2011


This is a joke, right?

I mean really.  You're kidding right?

(Hangs head in disgust)

German Court: Compensation for child murderer
Associated Press -

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Thursday awarded a man convicted of murdering an 11-year-old child euro3,000 ($4,290) in damages related to a police officer's threat of violence during an interrogation.

The Frankfurt state court ruled that 36-year-old Magnus Gaefgen deserved compensation for the deputy police chief's threat, made in an effort to get details about the missing boy in 2002. But the court rejected Gaefgen's claim that he suffered mental trauma as a result of that questioning, and ruled that he must pay most of the trial costs.

Eleven-year-old Jakob von Metzler was found dead and Gaefgen was convicted in 2003 of kidnapping the son of a prominent Frankfurt banker in an effort to get a ransom, then murdering the boy. Gaefgen was sentenced to life in prison.