December 12, 2009

AUSTRIA: Judge ignores pensioner's ''for love's sake" plea

. GRAZ, Austria / The Austrian Times / December 12, 2009 By Lisa Chapman A 65-year-old Graz man who robbed a bank to pay for therapy for a friend’s multiple sclerosis has been jailed. The man, who lives in a nursing home, told Graz Criminal Court Thursday he had robbed the bank in the city at gun-point last month and taken 15,000 Euros which he planned to use for medical treatment for a female friend. Photo: © Polizei Steiermark But judge Erik Nauta ignored a tearful defence from his lawyers and jailed him for four years. [rc] Source: Austrian Times