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Marianne Bachmeier

Lübeck, Germany. On May 6, 1981, Marianne Bachmeier entered the courtroom where the rapist and murderer of her 7-year-old daughter was being tried and shot him eight times, causing his immediate death.

On November 2, 1982, Marianne Bachmeier was initially charged with murder. Subsequently, the prosecutor's office withdrew this accusation. After 28 days of negotiations, the jury agreed on the verdict. Four months after the opening of the trial, she was convicted on March 2, 1983 by the Circuit Court Chamber of the District Court of Lübeck of manslaughter and sentenced for illegal possession of a firearm to six years in prison, although she was released after serving three years.

On September 17, 1996, he died at the age of 46 from pancreatic cancer in a hospital in Lübeck. In reality, his wish was to die in his adopted home of Palermo. Before she died, she asked NDR reporter Lukas Maria Böhmer to accompany her with a film camera during the last moments of her life. She is buried in the same grave as her daughter Anna in a cemetery in Lübeck.

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