A man who carried out a bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus last year has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for attempted murder.
The 29-year-old, known only as Sergej W. in keeping with German privacy law, was found guilty Tuesday of 29 counts of attempted murder, causing an explosion and two counts of serious bodily harm in the attack on April 11, 2017.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) November 27, 2018
He confessed to building and setting off the bombs but maintained that he had not intended to harm anyone, rather to spread fear and terror, thereby bringing down Borussia Dortmund’s share price. Sergei W. allegedly stood to gain more than half a million euros if he’d triggered a severe dip in the club’s stock market value.
Prosecutors had sought a life sentence for Sergei W. while the defense had applied for a prison sentence “in the single-digit range” for causing an explosion.
The club did not to comment on Tuesday’s ruling in a press conference ahead of its Champions League match with Club Brugge.
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