Woman Guilty of Attempt on Haig’s Life

<i> Times Wire Services</i>

A judge in this southwest German city convicted a former leftist guerrilla Tuesday in the kidnap-murder of a top German businessman and an attempt to kill former NATO commander Alexander M. Haig in the 1970s.

Sieglinde Hofmann, 50, a former member of the Red Army Faction guerrilla group, was sentenced to life in prison.

Hofmann was found guilty of taking part in the 1977 kidnaping and murder of Hanns-Martin Schleyer, then chairman of the German Employers Assn. She was also convicted of helping to plan the attempted murder of Haig in Brussels in June, 1979.