Supreme Court denies Demjanjuk's deportation plea

May 7, 2009 12:47:12 PM PDT
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk (dem-YAHN'-yuk) to stop his deportation to Germany. Justice John Paul Stevens on Thursday made no comment as he denied Demjanjuk's request.

A German arrest warrant accuses him of 29,000 counts of accessory to murder during World War II.

Lawyers for the 89-year-old retired autoworker from suburban Cleveland say he's in poor health and too frail to be sent overseas.

Demjanjuk's attorney in Germany made a separate appeal Thursday in that country to block the deportation.

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