A court in the southern German town of Ravensburg sentenced the 54-year-old yesterday for putting five jars of tainted baby food on supermarket shelves in an attempt to blackmail baby food companies into paying him around $13.5 million. Besides five counts of attempted murder, the man was also convicted of extortion. He claimed to suffer from a personality disorder and said he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time, but was ruled responsible by a psychiatrist.

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