Finnish judges acquit Danish man of 1987 Baltic ferry murder
02 July 2021 | 9:07 am
A Danish man, known only as Herman H, has been acquitted of charges of murder and attempted murder. He was accused of killing a German backpacker on a Baltic Sea ferry 34 years ago.
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