Former Nazi SS member admits to murder of Dutch civilians

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Heinrich Boere announced in an Aachen state court on Tuesday that he killed three Dutch civilian resistance fighters at the end of World War II.

Boere said the three were a bicycle-shop owner, a pharmacist, and another civilian.

Murders "weren't a crime"

He told prosecutors, however, that he did not kill the men in cold blood.

"At no point did I feel like I was committing a crime. Now I see things from a different perspective," he said.

Boere said that as a soldier he was just following the orders of his superior officers who told him to execute the Dutch citizens. Boere's legal team is most likely to use a mental non-responsibility defense to try to win his acquittal.

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