Germany: Father convicted of murdering 2 young children

BERLIN — A judge in Germany has convicted a 56-year-old Frenchman of murder for killing his two young children by choking them and then filling their mouths with fast-hardening building foam.

German news agency dpa reported Tuesday that the man, whose name wasn’t released, was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of release after the usual 15 years due to the nature of the crime.

He was also convicted of the attempted murder of his ex-wife. The man blamed her for taking their 2- and 5-year-old away from him.

During his trial, the man admitted the allegations but told the Dresden state court he had no memory of committing the crimes.