Judges in a high-profile German neo-Nazi murder trial have dismissed motions from defense lawyers to introduce new evidence, and accused them of trying to further delay proceedings.
Lawyers for Beate Zschaepe , the only known survivor of the National Socialist Underground cell suspected of killing 10 people, had been due to begin making their final statements in the five-year trial Tuesday.
But lawyers for one of the group's alleged supporters, Ralf Wohlleben, sought to challenge the provenance of a gun used in most of the killings.
Judges rejected the motion and a separate request by Zschaepe to fire her three court-appointed lawyers. Two other alleged members of the neo-Nazi group died in an apparent murder-suicide in 2011.
The trial at Munich's regional court is expected to last at least until May.Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.