FILE - In this Feb. 2, 1995 file photo, John Ausonius sits during a trial in Stockholm’s district court. Prosecutors in Frankfurt said Tuesday, May 9, 2017, that Ausonius is suspected of killing 68-year-old Blanka Zmigrod, an employee at a Moevenpick restaurant, on Feb, 23, 1992, and taking her handbag. (Tobias Rostlund/TT News Agency via AP, File)

The far-right terrorist who shot 11 people in and around Stockholm in the early 1990s has been shipped to Germany to stand trial for the unsolved 1992 murder of an elderly Holocaust survivor.

John Ausonius, dubbed “Laserman” for the laser-sighted rifle he initially used for his attacks, is already serving a life term in a Swedish prison for the attacks in his home country, which left one dead and 10 seriously wounded from August 1991 to January 1992.

But “Laserman” now stands trial today in the death of Blanka Zmigrod, who was a coatroom attendant at a restaurant in Frankfurt at the time of her death.

Ausonius has told multiple media outlets from his Swedish prison that he targeted people of immigrant backgrounds (including the Iranian student who was killed in the spree) in order to discourage immigration and scare “foreigners” in Stockholm and Uppsala.

The new charges stem from German authorities’ review of a string of homicides apparently committed by a neo-Nazi group called the National Social Underground in the early 2000s. The killings were intended to look like they were committed by migrant gangs, according to reports. But the German police have been reconsidering the string of murders as inspired by Ausonius’ spree from a decade before.

In the process of reviewing the Ausonius case themselves, they found that “Laserman” had dined at the Frankfurt restaurant two weeks before Zmigrod’s death. The night before the 68-year-old woman was gunned down, Ausonius again visited the establishment—and accused her of stealing a Casio device from his coat when he had previously visited the restaurant. A bitter argument ensued.

The next night, the unknown killer shot Zmigrod in the head from behind as she rode her bicycle home from her shift, took her handbag, and fled.

But no physical forensic evidence has been presented by prosecutors, according to accounts from the trial today. DNA, fingerprints and witnesses are not being presented, and the proceeds from the handbag were never recovered.

Der Spiegel reported this morning from the courtroom that Ausonius has proclaimed his innocence in the Zmigrod murder—and has since abandoned the racist worldview that fueled his enraged attacks on innocent people. 

Many onlookers point to “Laserman” and his spree as inspiration for the neo-Nazi movement in Germany, as well as the 2011 massacres in Norway by white supremacist Anders Behring Breivik. During his court testimony in which he was found guilty of 77 homicides and wounding more than 300, Breivik specifically mentioned that “multiculturalism” had inspired both his killings and that of “Laserman.”