Dieter Krombach was appealing the sentence by a Paris court in October 2011 which had convicted him of "deliberate violence leading to involuntary death"of his step-daughter Kalinka at their German home in 1982.
Krombach was impassive after Thursday's ruling but his lawyer, Philippe Ohayon, said he would appeal, adding that his 77-year-old client was "being sent to death row."
In a case that captivated France, Kalinka's biological father, Andre Bamberski, took the law into his own hands after Germany refused to hand Krombach over, employing a team of kidnappers to drag him to France before dumping him near a courthouse.
(H/T invisible furry hand)
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