A man is said to have shaken his ex-girlfriend's five-year-old child to death after she was said to have thrown up. But he denies the allegation. Now the district court has to decide which version to believe.
Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - After the violent death of a five-year-old, the district court in Stuttgart has to decide whether the mother's ex-boyfriend is responsible. According to the public prosecutor, the man accused of manslaughter killed the boy in the summer of 2020 in Sindelfingen by shaking him violently, while he was actually supposed to be taking care of him and his little brother. Four days after that afternoon in July 2020, the five-year-old died as a result of brain damage. A verdict is expected on Monday morning (11.00).
"The child could hardly see, could not speak and could only crawl on its back to a very limited extent," the prosecutor said at the hearing and added about the accused: "He had no concerns or sympathy for the child." The accused has denied the allegations. He had grown fond of the boy and felt like his own son, he testified at the trial.