Father kidnapped man accused of daughter's death

Last updated 19:39 18/06/2014

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A French court has convicted a 76-year-old man of ordering a cross-border kidnapping to avenge his daughter’s death.

The conviction Wednesday culminates Andre Bamberski’s decades-long mission for justice after his 15-year-old daughter Kalinka died in 1982.

Magistrate Marie-Helene Calvano in Mulhouse in eastern France says the court handed Bamberski a one-year suspended prison sentence. Bamberski was accused of hiring henchmen to kidnap the girl’s stepfather, Dieter Krombach, in Germany in 2009 and bring him to France for trial. As a result, Krombach is now serving a 15-year prison sentence for ‘‘intentional violence that led to unintentional death.’’

Krombach, 79, was accused of giving the girl a dangerous injection so he could rape her.

Germany had refused to extradite Krombach, so Bamberski took justice into his own hands.

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