Neustadt an der Aisch (dpa / lby) - Both the public prosecutor and the defense do not want to accept the verdict in a trial about sabotage in the corn field. Last week, a 63-year-old farmer was sentenced to 14 months' imprisonment on probation by the Neustadt an der Aisch district court. The court considered it proven that he had damaged other farmers' machines with nails, logs and metal parts hidden in fields.
Prosecutors and defense have appealed, said a spokesman for the district court on Wednesday. Now it's up to the district court of Nuremberg-Fürth.
The defendant was also sentenced in the "corn chopper proceedings" to compensate the injured party for the damage in installments.
In at least one case, it amounts to several tens of thousands of euros: an aluminum block dumped in a field severely damaged a corn chopper. Nobody was injured in the acts of sabotage in 2019. The public prosecutor had pleaded for a prison sentence without parole, the defense demanded an acquittal.
The investigators are also targeting the suspect's brother. He too should be involved in the deeds. The case against him will be continued at the district court in Neustadt an der Aisch, the spokesman said.