MUNICH (AP) — John Demjanjuk has rejected a judges offer to make a final statement at his war crimes trial as a German court nears a verdict in the 91-year-old's war crimes trial.
Asked by judges whether he wanted to say any final words Thursday, Demjanjuk — speaking through an interpreter — replied: "No."
The judges also rejected defense requests to seek more evidence in the trial, which has lasted for nearly 18 months. The trial was to resume at 1030 GMT, when a verdict is expected.
The Ukrainian-born Demjanjuk is charged with 28,060 counts of accessory to murder — matching the number of people who died during the time span he was allegedly a guard at the Sobibor death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.
Demjanjuk denies ever serving as a Nazi guard.