Court To Rule On Frankfurt Killing Of US Airmen

Published February 10, 2012 9:18AM (EST)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German court is set to deliver its verdict in the trial of an alleged Islamic extremist who has admitted killing two U.S. airmen at Frankfurt airport last year.

The Frankfurt state court is to rule Friday in the case of the 21-year-old Arid Uka, an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, who has confessed to killing the two men at point-blank range before wounding two more airmen and taking aim at a third before his gun misfired.

Uka is charged with two counts of murder for the March 2, 2011 slaying of Senior Airman Nicholas J. Alden, 25, from South Carolina, and Airman 1st Class Zachary R. Cuddeback, 21, from Virginia.

He also faces three counts of attempted murder. Prosecutors have called for a life prison sentence.

By Salon Staff

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