In the trial surrounding the fatal rampage in Trier, the accused was sentenced to life imprisonment on Tuesday for multiple murders.
The Trier Regional Court also determined the particular gravity of the guilt and ordered the man to be placed in a closed psychiatric hospital.
The 52-year-old man raced through the pedestrian zone in his SUV at high speed on December 1, 2020 at noon.
Five people died in the act: a nine-week-old baby, his father (45) and three women aged 73, 52 and 25.
There were also numerous injuries and 300 traumatized eyewitnesses.
According to the opinion of a psychiatric expert, the man suffers from paranoid schizophrenia with bizarre delusions and has reduced criminal responsibility.
According to the defense, he cannot remember the time of the crime.
The trained electrician remained silent about the allegations throughout the entire process - sitting behind mobile armored glass.
According to the indictment, he was single at the time of the crime, unemployed, without a permanent address and frustrated by his personal circumstances.