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Trial for fatal driving rampage in Trier begins

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The trial of a man accused of killing five people by driving his car through a pedestrian area in the German city of Trier began on Thursday. The prosecution accuses the 51-year-old defendant of five counts of murder and 18 counts of attempted murder. He allegedly raced through the pedestrian zone of Trier in his off-road vehicle in order to kill or injure as many people as possible. In doing so, he drove randomly and repeatedly targeted passers-by in a zigzag course, the public prosecutor’s office said. “This is definitely an extraordinary trial in terms of its scale and the suffering that ha…

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