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Teenager Faces Jail Term for Hamburg Station Push

A teenager who stands accused of pushing a 21 year old student in front of an on-coming commuter train at a Hamburg station in May faces a possible jail term after a court in the north German city heard evidence from both the defense and the prosecution on Wednesday. The prosecuting counsel called for a sentence of three years and nine months for the 19-year-old. The defense pleaded for mitigating circumstances due to the high level of alcohol in the teenager’s system at the time of the incident. Should the jury find him guilty of attempted manslaughter, a maximum suspended sentence of two years is expected. The woman who was pushed was saved in the last minute, sustaining no physical injuries.