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90-Year-Old Former Nazi Begins Life Sentence for WWII Killings

HENNING KAISER/AFP/Getty Images(BERLIN) -- A 90-year-old man convicted of shooting three Dutch men as a Nazi SS death squad soldier during World War II began serving a life sentence.

According to a report by BBC News, Heinrich Boere confessed to the killings and was convicted in March 2010. Boere said he acted on orders from his superiors in 1944 when he killed chemist Fritz Bicknese, Dutch resistance member Frans Kusters and Teun de Groot, a sympathizer who assisted Jewish people to hide.

Boere, who is wheelchair bound, was taken from a German nursing home on Wednesday to begin his life sentence at an undisclosed location.

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