Schweinfurt (dpa/lby) - The trial of the violent death of a cyclist in Lower Franconia begins on September 27th. The district court in Schweinfurt approved the charges, a spokesman said on Wednesday. The public prosecutor's office accuses the two alleged main perpetrators of murder. A third man is charged with aiding and abetting murder.
Walkers discovered the dead cyclist on November 22, 2021 next to a cycle path on the outskirts of the small town of Bad Neustadt in Lower Franconia. The autopsy revealed that the 26-year-old suffered fatal injuries from a sharp object. The police arrested the three Germans shortly afterwards.
The investigators assume that one of the main perpetrators was angry with the victim because, among other things, he had reminded him of debts. The accomplice is said to have given the other two a jackknife for the crime, which investigators say was ultimately not used.