Dad Busted for Kidnapping Daughter's Killer

German was trussed up, dumped at French courthouse
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2009 3:18 AM CDT
Dad Andre Bamberski arrives at the Mulhouse courthouse in eastern France.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A French man has been arrested after the German convicted of killing his daughter was found bound, gagged, and dumped in front of a French courthouse. Cardiologist Dieter Krombach was found guilty in absentia by a French court for killing 14-year-old Kalinka Bamberski in 1982, but German authorities refused to hand him over because a court there ruled the cause of the girl's death was unknown.

The girl's father, André Bamberski, had long campaigned for Krombach's extradition, claiming the physician injected his daughter with a toxic substance in an attempt to rape her. Krombach was later convicted of sexually assaulting another female patient and barred from practicing medicine. Bamberski has been released on bail while authorities investigate the kidnapping, while Krombach remains in French custody and is likely to face a new trial.
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