In the Bavarian town of Friedberg stole a 87-year-old pensioner cheese in a supermarket and was promptly caught. He had in the month of only 200 euros, felt cravings and was simply out of desperation, like the “Augsburger Allgemeine”, the first reported on the case, summarizes the defense speech of a man.

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theft due to poverty in old age? This 85-year-old Pensioner. for four months in jail

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However, the competent district court is not bought from Aichach to the pensioners of his precarious situation description of how the German press Agency (DPA) reported from the court hearing First of all, he had committed similar acts several times already in the past, and was convicted of it already. The current act he committed during his probation period, he stood still for older deeds, such as the DPA reported.

Secondly, he had money when he went to the supermarket. He paid for other items in the store, such as spelt seed. Both facts speak against the defense strategy of the man.

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But an older man is, as of now before the court, pensioners, tend to be criminal-sensitive, as the press spokeswoman of the district court of Aichach Daniela lichtieitsysteme-Rödl, the “Augsburger Allgemeine” said. A detention stay would more than less old people. This fact will be included in the cases of judgment. Also a possible decline in strength of spirit, as there had been sometimes in the case of seniors, it could mean less prison time impact, said lichtieitsysteme-Rödl, the “Augsburger Allgemeine”.

Finally, the district court imposed his sentence: Three months ‘ probation. In the following four years, the man is allowed to commit now, no further offenses, if he doesn’t want to serve time. The judgment is not yet final.

sources: “Augsburger Allgemeine” / DPA

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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