Around seven months after the violent death of a transman at Christopher Street Day in Münster, the 20-year-old accused has been sentenced to five years as a youth prisoner. The district court found the adolescent guilty of assault resulting in death on Wednesday and ordered placement in an educational institution for addicted offenders.
The public prosecutor's office had demanded a youth sentence of five years on Tuesday and spoke out in favor of a reformatory. The mentally unstable adolescent has already been noticed several times for assault and has been convicted once. According to the prosecution, there is a risk of further serious crimes. According to one expert, the adolescent needs addiction therapy and psychotherapeutic support, then there are good chances of reducing the risk of relapse.
Education in the foreground
The defense had spoken out in favor of an "appropriate youth penalty" - without naming an exact penalty. The most important thing for the client is therapy and overcoming his drug and alcohol addiction. In juvenile criminal law, the focus is on the idea of education, not the punishment.
The accused Russian confessed to the crime and showed remorse. Malte C. (25) hit the asphalt at the CSD in August 2022 after two blows to the head. He had previously stood up to protect people who had taken part in the CSD and had been aggressively insulted and insulted by the accused. The 25-year-old died days later as a result of a traumatic brain injury.
The act shocked people across Germany and also sparked debates about queer hostility. However, those involved in the trial saw no evidence of a homophobic, anti-queer or anti-trans attitude in the accused.