Nazi gets life in Munich court

A former Nazi lieutenant was sentenced to life in prison for ordering the murder of Italian civilians in June 1944.

Josef Scheungraber was found guilty last week by a Munich court for 10 of the 14 murders for which he had been charged. The 90-year-old former Wehrmacht lieutenant had been living for decades in a town outside Munich, where he served on the town council.

Scheungraber, already sentenced in absentia to life in prison in Italy in 2006, was found guilty of ordering that villagers from Falzano, Tuscany, be murdered after partisans killed two of his men. — jta