2 neo-Nazis on trial accused of killing German politician

BERLIN (AP) — A German court will begin hearing the case against two far-right extremists accused of killing a regional politician. The execution-style slaying of Walter Luebcke shocked the country last year. Luebcke, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party, was known as a supporter of her decision to allow hundreds of thousands of refugees into the country in 2015. Stephan Ernst, a 46-year-old  with previous convictions for violent anti-migrant crimes, will appear in the Frankfurt regional court accused of murder, attempted murder, serious bodily harm and firearms offenses. A second man, identified only as Markus H. due to privacy rules, is charged with accessory to murder and breaking firearms laws.