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Gets 15 Months After Killing Jewish Trader

For beating the Jewish cattle-dealer Simon Isselbacher and causing his death, Peter Roessel was sentenced to fifteen months’ imprisonment, it was revealed today.

Roessel, who pleaded drunkenness, first attempted to shoot Isselbacher with a rifle, but finding it unloaded, beat him over the head.

The prosecutor asked for a two-year sentence, but the judge reduced the term to fifteen months.