Sweden's 'laser man' killer John Ausonius goes on trial in Germany

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Jailed white nationalist whose actions inspired Anders Breivik accused of killing Auschwitz survivor in Frankfurt in 1992

A Swedish far-right extremist whose shooting spree in the 1990s inspired “lone wolf” terrorists such as Anders Breivik will go on trial in Germany on Wednesday morning for an unresolved murder of an Auschwitz survivor in Frankfurt 25 years ago.

John Ausonius, 64, is already serving a life sentence in Sweden for the shooting of 11 people of immigrant background in the Stockholm and Uppsala area between August 1991 and January 1992. His aim, he said in interviews, was to scare immigrants out of the country and discourages others from entering.

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