A blackmailer had threatened to kill the children of stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher unless he paid 900,000 euros (Rs 6.4 crore). The man, who cannot be named, has been ordered to seek psychiatric help. A German court also handed him a suspended jail sentence, a fine of 4,500 euros (Rs 3.24 lakh) and 50 hours of community service.
"If the money doesn't reach us by March 31, 2016, your children will be killed in some way. In Formula Four, many accidents occur," wrote the 25-year-old in a chilling email to Schumacher's wife in February 2016. Police were easily able to trace the blackmailer after he included his bank details in the email to Schumacher's wife Corinna.
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