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Woman in Munich gets 4 ½ years for Oktoberfest slur stabbing

FILE -In this Aug. 3, 2016 file  picture Malanie M., right, sits in the courtroom in Munich, Germany next to her lawyer Annette Voges, left.  The  woman has been convicted of  attempted manslaughter for stabbing a visitor to Munich’s Oktoberfest who racially abused a former Germany soccer player with whom she was attending the  beer festival. She was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison. The stabbing happened last September  after a truck driver racially insulted former Germany player Patrick Owomoyela  and threatened the 34-year-old defendant, a Hamburg millionaire’s fiancee. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP,file)

FILE -In this Aug. 3, 2016 file picture Malanie M., right, sits in the courtroom in Munich, Germany next to her lawyer Annette Voges, left. The woman has been convicted of attempted manslaughter for stabbing a visitor to Munich’s Oktoberfest who racially abused a former Germany soccer player with whom she was attending the beer festival. She was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison. The stabbing happened last September after a truck driver racially insulted former Germany player Patrick Owomoyela and threatened the 34-year-old defendant, a Hamburg millionaire’s fiancee. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP,file)  (The Associated Press)

A woman in Germany has been convicted of attempted manslaughter for stabbing a man at Munich's Oktoberfest after he uttered a racial slur at a former soccer player with whom she was attending the beer festival.

The Munich state court said the 34-year-old defendant — a Hamburg millionaire's fiancée — also was convicted Wednesday of causing bodily harm. She was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison.

The stabbing happened in September after a truck driver allegedly used the slur against former Germany player Patrick Owomoyela and threatened the woman. She then stabbed him with a switch blade, causing life-threatening injuries.

The court rejected the defendant's assertion that she acted in self-defense.