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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - November 20, 1993, Darmstadt, Hesse Saturday, November 20, 1993 THE STARS AND STRIPES Page 5THIS STTOK NUSKS nrt SKJTAPBefore its destruction Thursday, a shrine in Scot*land commemorated Nail leader Rudolf Hess.Nazi opponentsdestroy shrineto Hess in BritainGLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Anti-Nazi cam-paigners have smashed a shrine to Rudolf Hess,located in a pasture where Adolf Hitler's deputyfuhrer may have landed on his bizarre peace mis-sion during World War II.Three members of the Anti-Nazi Leaguedaubed the marble and slate memorial with yel-low paint, then demolished it with a sledgeham-mer Thursday. ,"We don't want a focus where any Nazis cancome," league member Aamer Anwar said. "Ru-dolf Hess and the Nazis stand for the death of 6million Jews."The monument resembled a tombstone andwas surrounded by a wire fence. Its inscriptionhad read: "This stone marks the spot wherebrave, heroic Rudolf Hess landed by parachuteon the night of 10th May 1941 seeking to end thewar between Britain and Germany."The builders of the monument are unknown.The Independent newspaper quoted local resi-dents as saying it was erected six months ago.Robert Bowman, planning director for EastwoodDistrict Council, said there had been no applica-tion for permission to put up the monument,about 15 miles south of Glasgow.District officials have been unable to locatethe owner of the farm.Hess* solo flight from Germany is still contro-versial: Some historians have suggested that Hesswas lured to Britain by intelligence officers, butpreviously secret British documents released lastyear provided no evidence to support that theory.Hess was convicted of war crimes at theNiirnberg trials in Germany after World War II.He was the last surviving member of Hitler'sinner circle when he died at Spandau Prison inBerlin on Aug. 17, 1987. Allied authorities saidhe hanged himself with an electrical cord.U.N. to maintain troops• • • ,'''...' ; •• '.-'•' ™in Somalia until May 31UNITED NATIONS (AP) ,- The U.N. Security 'Council voted to keep U.N. forces in Somalia for an ad-ditional six months, but warned they could be with*drawn unless the country's rival factions stop fightingand work to form a government.The resolution extending the U.N. mandate untilMay 31 was adopted unanimously Thursday — the daythe old mandate expired.The new resolution warned Sbmalian warlords that"continued United Nations involvement in Somalia de-pends on their active cooperation and tangible progresstoward a political settlement."It also emphasized the "crucial importance of effec-tive disarmament" and called for the immediate estab-lishment of local governing councils and regional policeforces.U.S. Ambassador Madeleine Albright told the Secu-rity Council: "The Somali people must show the willand the courage to bring about national reconciliation.But if they cannot work together to solve, their,ownproblems, they cannot expect the United Nations to doit for them.". The United States, the backbone of the 26,000-mem-ber U.N. force in Somalia, plans to withdraw its sol-diers by March 31 and has demanded that steps aretaken to create an effective government in Somalia.France, Belgium and Sweden are also planning to pullout.The resolution calls on Secretary-General BoutrosBoutros-Ghali to report to the council by Jan. 15 onprogress made toward nation reconciliation. The Secu-rity Council then would conduct a fundamental reviewof the U.N. operation by Feb. 1. •Fighting broke out in Somalia in 1991 after rivalclans ousted dictator Mohammed Siad Barre. U.S.troops arrived in December 1992 after Somalia suf-fered 350,000 deaths from famine and fighting thatyear. The United Nations took over the relief andpeacekeeping operation in May.Accused schoolboy killers, 11,knew wrong, prosecutor sdysPRESTON, England (AP) — Two schoolboys actedtogether and knew what they were doing when they ab-ducted a toddler whom they tortured and battered todeath, a prosecutor said Friday."If ever crime was committed jointly and together,then this was that crime," prosecutor Richard Henri*ques said in his final argument to the jury hearing hiscase against the two 11-year-olds.Both boys, who by court order may be identified in'press reports only as Child A and Child B, havepleaded innocent to killing 2-year-old James Bulger.They have tried to blame each other for the Feb. 12slaying. .Hcnriqucs again recounted the events leading up tothe killing: how the youngster was lured away from hismother at a shopping mall, led 2Vi miles across the cityand beaten to death.He said the accused acted together from the momentthey decided to skip school until they parted 10 hourslater, after James' tiny body lay dead beneath bricks ona railway line where a train later sliced it in half.Defense attorneys said they would not call any wit-nesses because of their clients' fragile mental states.They plan to argue in their closing statements Mondaythat the boys did not intend to murder James and didnot understand the gravity of their actions.Because the accused are younger than 14, the pros-ecution must prove that they knew their actions couldcause serious injury and that they knew their behaviorwas seriously wrong.The jury will consider three counts against each boy:the attempted abduction of another 2-year-old earlierFeb. 12, and the abduction and murder of James.If convicted, the boys will be held indefinitely in a fa-cility for young, very serious offenders.The two boys fidgeted as Henriqucs recounted the 10hours they spent together the day James was slain andthe lies the boys told to adults they passed while lead-ing James across the city. Normally composed, Child Arolled a tissue into tiny balls and leaned around a socialworker to look at Child B, who glanced uneasily aroundthe courtroom.12th child victim of U.K. crash diesWARWICK, England (AP) - A 12th child musiciandied Friday from injuries she received when the van inwhich she and fellow students were traveling hit a sta-tionary truck and burst into flames.Warwickshire police said Friday that they have beenunable to determine the cause of the accident, whichoccurred just after midnight on the M40 motorway incentral England.Ten of the children, who were between 12 and 13 yearsold, and the 40-year-old teacher died in the blazing vehi-cle. The teacher, Eleanor Fry, had been driving.The llth child victim, Charlene O'Dowd, died in thehospital Thursday night. The 12th child victim, KatieMurray, 13, died Friday at South Warwickshire Hospital,where she had undergone an emergency operation afterthe crash. Both Murray and O'Dowd were were pulledfrom the van by motorists before it burst into flames.Two more children were described Friday as being instable condition at the hospital.The children and their teacher were returning in thevan to Hagley High School, a Roman Catholic school inHagley, 25 miles northwest of Warwick.They had taken part Wednesday night in the School'sPromenade Concert at London's Royal Albert Hall be-fore an audience that included Queen Elizabeth II'syoungest son, Prince Edward.Warwickshire police are trying to determine why thevan ran into the back of the road repair truck, which wasparked at the edge of the motorway with its lights on.Warwickshire Chief Constable Peter Joslin told a newsconference Friday that weather, vehicle condition anddriver fatigue were not to blame.Widow reportedly admits role in gulf vet's slayingDETROIT (AP) — A woman long sus-pected of killing her Army husband hoursafter he returned from the Persian GulfWar has admitted her role to undercoverdrug agents, a federal prosecutor says.Law enforcement officials hoped thealleged admission might finally enablethem to bring a murder charge againstToni Cato Riggs in the 1991 shootingdeath of 22-year-old Spec. AnthonyRiggs."I always felt we would be able to pros-ecute her at some point in time," policeCmdr. Gerald Stewart said.Cato Riggs also allegedly discussed a$10,000 contract killing to eliminate awitness to her husband's shooting. TheDetroit News quoted unidentified inves-tigators as saying.Antonio Shelby, target of the allegedhit, has been placed in federal protectivecustody outside Michigan, the newspapersaid Friday. Details of Shelby's involve-ment in the case weren't disclosed.Cato Riggs, who was arrested Wednes-day on cocaine smuggling charges, toldan undercover drug agent last Februarythat she hired her brother and anotherman to kill her husband, U.S. AttorneyAlan Gershel said Thursday."She stated that the reason for killingher husband was for the insurance pro-ceeds," federal drug agent RichardCrock said.Anthony Riggs was fatally shot March18, 1991, outside his in-laws' home afterreturning from six months in the MiddleEast. His slaying drew nationwide atten-tion as an example of what was thoughtto be random urban violence.Cato Riggs and her brother, MichaelCato, were arrested two days later. Catotold police that his sister had enlisted]him to kill her husband so they couldshare $150,000 in life insurance.But a judge dismissed a murder chargeagainst Cato Riggs, saying her brother'sconfession couldivt be used against her.The brother, 22, was convicted of mur-der and sentenced to life in prison.Cato Riggs, 25, was freed and receivedthe insurance money.
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