Updated November 27, 2018, at 2:45 p.m.
The verdict against the BVB bomber crashed: Sergej W. was busted on the Borussia Dortmund bus for 14 years because of the explosive attack on April 11, 2017. The Dortmund jury court stated that Sergei W., 29, of 28 attempts to commit manslaughter.
Sergej W. was arrested for 14 years for bombing the team bus of the Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. The Dortmunder jury on Tuesday declared Sergei W., 29, the attempted murder of 28 people and the cause of an explosion of explosives because of guilt.
According to the court, the 29-year-old Rottenburg am Neckar on April 11, 2017 at the departure of the team coach at the BVB team hotel for the home game of the Champions League against AS Monaco detonated three explosive devices.
According to the indictment, his goal was to use the bombs to kill players and thus bring down the BVB stock price.
Sergei W. denies intent to kill
Sergej W. admitted to having built and detonated the bombs with metal pins. However, the German born in Russia denies any intention to kill.
His only concern was to spread fear and terror according to his confession. He had pledged with guarantees about a stock drop and expected a profit of "tens of thousands of euros."
His defense lawyers, therefore, only applied for a prison sentence for causing an explosive explosion. This should be "clearly in the range of a digit".
Central defender Marc Bartra of Spain was seriously injured in the attack on the forearm during the attack. A police officer who was supposed to drive the bus on a motorcycle had suffered an explosion. The official is disabled today.
AVC still upset BVB professionals
At the eleven-month trial, the judges overheard explosives and stockists, as well as almost all former bus occupants as witnesses. Defender Matthias Ginter, playing for Borussia Mönchengladbach today, began to cry.
Goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller, who was still active for Dortmund at the time, said: "The bout has changed my life."
Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel even speculated in his testimony that he would have remained in office after the season if that had never happened.
The defenders had described Sergej W. in his claims as a deeply unstable personality with narcissistic and self-aversive characteristics.