BERLIN — Prosecutors in Germany said they have indicted a 63-year-old Swedish man over the killing of a Jewish woman in Frankfurt 25 years ago.
The suspect, John Ausonius, is known as “Laserman” in Sweden for the gunsight he used in a series of shootings of immigrants in the Nordic country during the 1990s. He was convicted of one murder and nine attempted murders, and sentenced to life in prison.
Prosecutors in Frankfurt said Tuesday that Ausonius is also suspected of killing 68-year-old Blanka Zmigrod, an employee at a Moevenpick restaurant, on February 23, 1992, and taking her handbag.
German prosecutors reopened the case in 2014 as part of a nationwide effort to review suspected far-right killings.
Zmigrod, was shot in the head while she was on her way home, according to the German-Jewish weekly Juedische Allgemeine.
Ausonious had reportedly argued with Zmigrod before the murder, accusing her of theft, the weekly said.
He agreed to be extradited to Germany in December.
Born Wolfgang Alexander Zaugg in Sweden to a German mother and a Swiss father, he was reportedly obsessed with his identity and rejected his foreign origins.