Judgment made in Munich: 14-year-old killed in her sleep – long prison sentence for friend

A young girl is stabbed to death in her bedroom while she is sleeping.

Judgment made in Munich: 14-year-old killed in her sleep – long prison sentence for friend

A young girl is stabbed to death in her bedroom while she is sleeping. Shortly thereafter, a then 17-year-old was arrested. Now the young man has been sentenced to almost nine years in juvenile detention, and the motive given is genuine murder. The court also reserved the option of preventive detention.

After the deadly stabbing of his 14-year-old girlfriend, an 18-year-old in Munich has been sentenced to eight years and nine months for murder. Because M. had an "extremely high risk of recurrence" even for the most serious acts of violence, the court also ordered the reserved preventive detention. This means that a court could later order preventive detention for the adolescent - in which case he would remain in prison even after his sentence had been served.

The youth chamber saw the murder characteristics of malice and base motives as given, since the 17-year-old at the time of the crime had purposefully bought the crime knife. In addition, the 14-year-old was "killed in the supposedly safest place imaginable: sleeping in her own bed in her parents' house".

The court recognized a real lust for murder as a motive, as well as elements of a narcissistic insult. According to the court spokesman, the act is characterized by a whole bouquet of base motives. In favor of the defendant, the Chamber took his confession into account. The young man confessed to stabbing his girlfriend while she was sleeping. The mother of the 14-year-old, who took part in the process as a joint plaintiff, found the girl dead in bed in October last year. Her boyfriend, with whom she had spent the night in her children's room, had disappeared.

According to the police, the 17-year-old had been friends with the student for several months and had regularly stayed in the family's apartment. According to earlier information, he is said to have been jealous because she had made friends with another boy.

The German was arrested without resistance around 24 hours after the crime. The public prosecutor's office had asked for a month more in their plea, namely a youth sentence of eight years and ten months. In addition, the prosecution had requested placement in a psychiatric hospital and an order for preventive detention. The defense attorney, on the other hand, had only demanded a conviction for murder with a juvenile sentence of eight and a half years.

The presiding judge held against the accused that he had at times misused the eight-day main hearing as a show. This show is now over, the court said. The hearing before the youth chamber took place behind closed doors. Juvenile criminal law applies because the perpetrator was a minor at the time of the crime. This provides for a maximum sentence of ten years in juvenile detention for murder. The verdict is not yet legally binding.

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