Former German Officer Faces War Crimes Trial (Christian Stuenkel)

Former German Officer Faces War Crimes Trial

Former commander of a German mountain infantry battalion Josef Scheungraber (2R) walks along the streetside near Bavarian court of justice between his lawyers Christian Stuenkel (L) and Rainer Thesen (R) on September 29, 2008 in Munich, Germany. Scheungraber is accused of ordering the killing of 14 civilians in the Tuscan village of Falzano near Cortona on June 26, 1944. The 90-year-old German, has already been sentenced in absentia by an Italian military court to life in prison for a Nazi war crime. Scheungraber has lived for decades as a free man in Ottobrunn outside Munich, where he has served on the town council and run a furniture shop.
(Sept. 29, 2008 - Source: Johannes Simon/Getty Images Europe)