PARIS – A father’s decades-long mission to avenge his 15-year-old daughter’s death has finally reached its culmination.
Andre Bamberski’s 15-year-old daughter Kalinka died in 1982.
Bamberski suspected that Kalinka’s stepfather, Dieter Krombach, had given the girl a dangerous injection so he could rape her; the injection apparently caused her death.
A French court convicted Krombach in absentia; a German court, however, deemed that the case had insufficient evidence to prove his guilt, and refused to extradite Krombach.
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Deciding to take action of his own, Bamberski hired two henchmen to bring Krombach, 79, from Germany to France for trial in 2009.
The AP reports that Krombach was “tied up and dumped near a French courthouse.”
Krombach is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence for “intentional violence that led to unintentional death.”
On Wednesday, Bamberski, 76, was convicted of the ordering a cross-border kidnapping. He was handed a one-year suspended prison sentence by court in eastern France.
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Two other men were convicted of carrying out the kidnapping. Each was sentenced to one year in prison.