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'Medicine killed John Demjanjuk,' says attorney


John Demjanjuk's attorney has filed a complaint with Bavarian prosecutors claiming that pain medication administered to the former Ohio autoworker helped lead to his death as he awaited an appeal against his conviction for Nazi war crimes.

In a 12-page complaint, attorney Ulrich Busch asks prosecutors in Rosenheim to open an investigation of five doctors and a nurse on suspicion of manslaughter and causing bodily harm.

Anyone in Germany has the right to file such a complaint, and Rosenheim prosecutor Juergen Branz said his office is obliged to investigate all such claims to determine whether to open a case. He refused to comment further.