Weizsäcker-murder: sentenced defendant to twelve years in prison and psychiatry

The verdict on Wednesday was not a Surprise: About eight months after the deadly attack on the Berlin doctor Fritz von Weizsäcker, the defendant was convicted o

Weizsäcker-murder: sentenced defendant to twelve years in prison and psychiatry

The verdict on Wednesday was not a Surprise: About eight months after the deadly attack on the Berlin doctor Fritz von Weizsäcker, the defendant was convicted of murder. Gregor Sch., the had killed the chief physician for Internal medicine a public lecture in the Schloss Park clinic, Berlin, with a stitch in the neck, received from the Berlin district court a sentence of imprisonment of twelve years. In addition, his accommodation was arranged in a psychiatric hospital.

Markus Wehner

Political correspondent in Berlin.

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The perpetrator, a 57Jahre old man from Andernach in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, has been awarded a diminished capacity. This is why it was imposed, in spite of the identified murder, not life imprisonment, as is otherwise the case. The accused was also condemned for attempting to murder a police officer. The 34-year-old official who attended private von Weizsäcker's presentation, had intervened to prevent the death of the doctor. He was able to overpower the offender in a scuffle, but wore heavy stab and cut injuries to the torso and the hands.

The court followed with its ruling largely on the demand of the state attorney. She had pleaded to 14 years ' imprisonment and placement in a psychiatric institution. The perpetrators have the doctors, the youngest son of the former Federal President Richard von Weizsäcker, insidious and ulterior motives, stabbed to death. But the "the senseless act of a mentally not was irrelevant disturbed man". He went to pull himself by the deed "from the bottom of his everyday life".

Updated Date: 08 July 2020, 12:19

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