A German woman accused of being part of neo-Nazi cell that murdered 10 people has denied involvement in the killings.
Breaking her silence for the first time in two-and-a-half-years, Beate Zschaepe said she was not a member of the National Socialist Underground (NSU).
The group carried out series of racially motivated murders, bomb attacks and robberies over a decade.
In her statement, Ms Zschaepe apologised to the victims’ families for failing to stop what had happened.
“I feel morally guilty that I could not prevent 10 murders and two bomb attacks… carried out by Uwe Mundlos und Uwe Boehnhardt,” she said.
The two men apparently killed each other in a suicide pact in 2011 shortly before Ms Zschaepe handed herself in.
The 40-year-old said she first fell in love with Mundlos but met Uwe Boehnhardt on her 19th birthday and came into contact with his more nationalist friends.