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Demjanjuk's attorney files complaint against doctors; says medication helped cause death

FILE - In this Thursday, May 12, 2011 file photo, John Demjanjuk leaves a courtroom in Munich. John Demjanjuk's attorney has filed a complaint with Bavarian prosecutors charging that pain medication administered to his client helped lead to his death as he awaited an appeal of his conviction on Nazi war crimes. Attorney Ulrich Busch is asking prosecutors in Rosenheim to open an investigation of five doctors and a nurse on suspicion of manslaughter. Prosecutor Juergen Branz said Wednesday June 13, 2012 officials are obliged to investigate all such claims to determine whether to open a case. Demjanjuk, who suffered from kidney disease, anemia and other ailments died March 17 at age 91. He was convicted by a Munich court in May on 28,060 counts accessory to murder on allegations he was a guard at the Nazis' Sobibor death camp. Demjanjuk denied ever being a guard and was appealing. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
June 13, 2012 - 9:06 AM

BERLIN - John Demjanjuk's attorney has filed a complaint with Bavarian prosecutors charging that pain medication administered to his client helped lead to his death as he awaited an appeal of his conviction on Nazi war crimes.

Attorney Ulrich Busch is asking prosecutors in Rosenheim to open an investigation of five doctors and a nurse on suspicion of manslaughter.

Prosecutor Juergen Branz said Wednesday officials are obliged to investigate all such claims to determine whether to open a case.

Demjanjuk, who suffered from kidney disease, anemia and other ailments died March 17 at age 91.

He was convicted by a Munich court in May on 28,060 counts accessory to murder on allegations he was a guard at the Nazis' Sobibor death camp. Demjanjuk denied ever being a guard and was appealing.

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