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Man convicted in Germany for dragging ex-partner behind car

Associated Press logo Associated Press 31/05/2017
The victim and former partner of the defendant, hides her face in a court room of the regional court in Hannover, Germany, Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The 39-year-old Nurettin B. has gone on trial in Germany for attempted murder on allegations he bound his ex-partner with a rope and dragged her behind his car. (Silas Stein/dpa via AP) © The Associated Press The victim and former partner of the defendant, hides her face in a court room of the regional court in Hannover, Germany, Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The 39-year-old Nurettin B. has gone on trial in Germany for attempted murder on allegations he bound his ex-partner with a rope and dragged her behind his car. (Silas Stein/dpa via AP)

BERLIN — A man in Germany has been convicted of attempted murder for tying up his ex-partner and dragging her behind his car.

The 39-year-old Nurettin B., whose last name was not released in line with privacy laws, was sentenced in Hannover state court Wednesday to 14 years in prison.

The dpa news agency reports the man also will pay 137,000 euros ($154,000) in damages to the 28-year-old victim.

The man attacked his ex-partner in the northern town of Hamelin in November as he was dropping off their 2-year-old son in a dispute over support payments.

In addition to being dragged for 200 meters (yards), the woman suffered stab and ax wounds and is still recovering. She was able to attend the trial.

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