Woman in Munich gets 4 ½ years for Oktoberfest slur stabbing

BERLIN (AP) A woman in Germany has been convicted of attempted manslaughter for stabbing a man at Munich's Oktoberfest after he uttered a racial slur at a former soccer player with whom she was attending the beer festival.

The Munich state court said the 34-year-old defendant - a Hamburg millionaire's fiancee - also was convicted Wednesday of causing bodily harm. She was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison.

The stabbing happened in September after a truck driver allegedly used the slur against former Germany player Patrick Owomoyela and threatened the woman. She then stabbed him with a switch blade, causing life-threatening injuries.

The court rejected the defendant's assertion that she acted in self-defense.

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