Demjanjuk sent to clinic after suffering heart pain; scheduled trial on Nazi charges postponedBy AP
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Demjanjuk suffers heart pain; trial postponed
MUNICH — John Demjanjuk has been sent to a clinic for tests after complaining of heart pains before the opening of a session of his trial on charges of serving as a Nazi camp guard.
Albrecht Stein, a court doctor who monitors Demjanjuk’s health in court, said Tuesday he had sent the suspect to a private clinic in Harlaching to undergo tests after the 90-year-old said his heart was troubling him.
Stein said he did not believe the pains Demjanjuk complained of while en route to the courtroom were serious, but did not want to risk having the suspect suffer a heart attack while in the courtroom.
The Ukrainian-born Demjanjuk, a former auto worker in the U.S., is charged with 27,900 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he was at the Sobibor camp, in Poland.