Damn who knew ......Violent ex Roadie

Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by eric strt6, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    BERLIN (AP) — Former Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich was arrested early Friday and is being investigated for attempted manslaughter after allegedly attacking an escort at a Frankfurt hotel.

    "It seems Mr. Ullrich and an escort woman had a dispute and that he attacked her," Frankfurt police spokesperson Carina Lerch said. "She alerted the hotel staff and they called police."

    Lerch said the retired German cyclist was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

    The 31-year-old woman needed medical treatment. Lerch said no further details could be given on her condition while police were investigating.

    Later, a police statement said Ullrich had resisted arrest.

    "As part of the police interrogation, the woman provided extensive information on the attacks of the accused. The accused so far makes use of his right to refuse to testify," the statement said.



    "Currently, the accused is being investigated for attempted manslaughter and dangerous assault. The investigation has not yet been completed."

    Police said Ullrich was to be released later Friday after consultation with the prosecutor's office in Frankfurt "because the conditions for detention are not met."

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    https://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Former-Tour-champion-Ullrich-arrested-over-13146451.php
     

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  3. SCAZrider

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    Attempted Manslaughter? How is that a real charge?
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    there was a video i saw of a roadie on instagram picking his bike up and throwing it down....shattered it like fine china...
     
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    Manslaughter (in NZ) is the accidental killing of another person.
    How the hell could it be attempted accidental?
    Attempted Murder yeah, attempted manslaughter no.

    Probably just a miss translation from German that didn't get picked up as the word manslaughter was correctly spelt.
    Piss poor editing though, which is increasingly the norm these days as outlets have cut back on costs.
     
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    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    I can relate to this as when I was a roadie just wearing the gear made me angry enough to toss around my escorts.
     
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    Sandro Turbo Monkey

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    The translation in itself isn't wrong, it's just that the definition of manslaughter in Germany is quite different to that in the English speaking world. In Germany, manslaughter is always intentional, but lacks the pre-meditation required for murder. There is a completely different legalistic term for accidentally killing someone that roughly translates to involuntary or negligent homicide.
     
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