A German man who launched a shrapnel bomb attack on the team bus of football club Borussia Dortmund last year, wounding two people, faces his verdict and sentence on Tuesday.
Sergej Wenergold, 29, had hoped to profit financially from the attack by betting on an anticipated plunge in the club’s stock market value, say prosecutors.
The court in the western city of Dortmund will have to decide whether he is guilty of 28 counts of attempted murder, which would carry a maximum term of life in prison.
The trained electrician, who was born in Russia, also faces charges of causing an explosion and two counts of causing serious injury, as the blasts wounded Spanish defender Marc Bartra and a police officer on a motorcycle.
After an 11-month trial, justice Peter Windgaetter was expected to announce the verdict around 2pm local time (1300 GMT). Read more