FRANKFURT (Sep. 5)
Dr. Warner Heyde, awaiting trial on charges of participating in the “euthanasia” killings of thousands of persons during the Nazi era, has been transferred to a new jail, after a plot to free him was uncovered, Hesse provincial officials disclosed today.
Heyde was moved from the jail in which he had been held since his arrest to one with greater security measures. The Hesse prosecutor’s office issued a statement declaring that documents had been uncovered pointing to an escape plot.
Another defendant in the case, Gerhard Bonne, 61, fled from his Dusseldorf home last month. He had been freed from pre-trial detention for reasons of health.