Demjanjuk's health deteriorating; trial delayed





John Demjanjuk's son accused a German court Tuesday of pushing ahead with a trial on allegations that his father served as a Nazi death camp guard despite what he said were indications the 90-year-old's health is deteriorating.

Tuesday's court session was canceled after Demjanjuk, a former Ohio autoworker deported from the U.S. to Germany in May 2009 to stand trial, was hospitalized with dangerously low blood hemoglobin levels.

Demjanjuk suffers from a number of ailments and sessions have been canceled at least eight times since the trial began Nov. 30 — usually for issues with his hemoglobin levels.

Presiding Judge Ralph Alt said the Munich university clinic where Demjanjuk was being treated reported that the defendant's hemoglobin level registered 7.7. Doctors during the trial have testified normal levels are about 14 to 18....

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