Accused Cop Killer Is a German Citizen

The attorney of a man accused of fatally shooting a police officer says his client met with a member of the German consulate office.

Defense attorney Bill Martinez says the office is taking an interest in the case because Jereme Lamberth, who has also used the last name Schweinhardt, is a German citizen.

The 30-year-old could face the death penalty if convicted in the February 22 death of Detective Jared Jensen.

Amnesty International says Germany does not have the death penalty.

Lamberth faces a charge of first degree murder in the detective's death, and a charge of attempted murder for allegedly stabbing his sister on February Second.

District Judge Larry Schwartz yesterday refused to allow deputies to remove shackles around Lamberth's waist and wrists while he met with attorneys.

Schwartz ruled Lamberth poses a threat because of disturbances during past incarcerations.

He also ruled that and the restraints don't interfere with his ability to meet with his attorney.


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