Leipzig (dpa / sn) - In the trial for the murder of a 43-year-old woman in Leipzig, the accused made a confession. Trembling and shaken by bouts of crying, the 40-year-old read a statement in the Leipzig district court on Friday. In it he admitted to strangling his friend with his hands in her apartment on December 27 last year. He hates himself for it and is infinitely sorry, the man said.
The public prosecutor accuses the trained painter and varnisher of murder. He killed the woman insidiously and for base reasons because she did not want to enter into a closer relationship with him. Both had met in 2021 through a dating portal and had a changeable relationship. According to the indictment, the man wanted more, but the 43-year-old rejected him.
The German explained that he wanted to have a clarifying conversation on December 27th. "I had hope that we would find each other again," said the 40-year-old. He also admitted that he had punctured another man's tire a few days before the crime in Leipzig. The man's car stood in front of the 43-year-old's apartment several times. He found out because he had walked past there regularly in the weeks before the crime.
The process had already begun on June 3rd at the Leipzig Regional Court. At that time, only the indictment had been read out. The procedure must now be reopened because a sick judge had to be replaced. The regional court has set three further hearing dates until mid-July.