Doctor who murdered a French girl is released 11 years after his father kidnapped him in Germnay and smuggled him across the border to be released
- Dieter Krombach, 84, was today dragged by an ambulance from his Parisian prison
- He served nine of his 15-year prison sentence for the death of Kalinka Bamberski, 14
- Cardiologist was imprisoned in 2011 after being abducted by the victim’s biological father
A German ex-doctor and serial rapist who killed his teenage stepdaughter 38 years ago by lethal injection has now been released for medical reasons.
Dieter Krombach, 84, was dragged this morning by an ambulance from his prison in Paris after nine of his 15-year prison sentence for the death of Kalinka Bamberski.
It draws a line among one of the most dramatic cases of recent times, in which the biological father of the 14-year-old victim abducted Krombach and dragged him to France after Germany refused to hand him over for trial.
After his bound and crushed body was dumped outside a courthouse, Krombach was tried and imprisoned in 2011.
Dieter Krombach, 84, killed his teenage stepdaughter by lethal injection 38 years ago and has now been released on medical grounds (signed in court in 2011)
Kalinka Bamberski, 14, was found dead in her bed during the summer vacation of 1982
In October last year, a conditional committee decided that his sentence should be suspended for medical reasons, causing the doctor to be removed by ambulance from a prison near Paris on Friday morning.
A German investigation in 1987 had shown that there was insufficient evidence to accuse Krombach of the murder of Kalinka, who was found dead in her bed during the summer vacation of 1982.
But the doctor’s credibility was damaged when he was found guilty of drugging and raping a 16-year-old patient in 1997 who encouraged Kalinka’s biological father, Andre Bamberski, in his campaign to arrest Krombach.
Frustrated by Germany’s refusal to hand over Krombach, Bamberski hired a kidnapping team to take the doctor from his home in Scheidegg, Bavaria, to bundle him in an obscured limousine and take him to France.
The doctor was left behind, tied up and squeezed near a courthouse in the border town of Mulhouse, and was later tried.
The doctor, whose beloved Daniele Gonnin (right) was the mother of Kalinka, was abducted and dragged to Germany by the biological father of the victim, Andre Bamberski (left)
The doctor, whose beloved Daniele Gonnin was the mother of Kalinka, is said to have injected the girl with an overdose of a substance used for tanning.
After Krombach was convicted by a French court in 2011, Kalinka’s father was also tried and sentenced in 2014 for the kidnapping. He was sentenced to one year in prison.
The two men who carried out the abduction – Anton Krasniqi of Kosovo and Georgian Kacha Bablovani – were each sentenced to one year in prison.
The drama of Andre Bamberski’s fight for justice has been translated into the 2016 film, “Au Nom de Ma Fille,” with the English title “Kalinka.”