(CNN) A bank robber who used his legal right to a "last word" to speak for five days in court has been sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in jail.
A district court in Hamburg, Germany sentenced Michael Jauernik, 71, to more than 12 years in jail for 3 bank robberies, attempted murder and violation of weapons law.
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Under German law, a defendant is given the opportunity to have a "last word" after a verdict is given. Defendants generally use the time to show remorse, or say nothing.