German prosecutors mull case of former Nazi guard

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's highest criminal court handed the case against a former Nazi death camp guard to Munich prosecutors who may seek the suspect's extradition from the United States for trial.

Munich prosecutors' spokesman Anton Winkler says his office will decide whether there is enough evidence to charge John Demjanjuk in the deaths of 29,000 Jews at Sobibor.

He says prosecutors are awaiting files from Germany's federal office that pursues Nazi-era crimes.

Winkler did not say Thursday when a decision would be made. His office had asked the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe in late November to decide whether Munich had jurisdiction.

Demjanjuk emigrated to the U.S. state of Ohio in 1952. He denies involvement in war crimes.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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