Almost seven months after a fatal knife attack at the Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences, the perpetrator was admitted to the closed psychiatric ward on Friday for an indefinite period. The man suffering from delusions stabbed a guest lecturer on June 10, 2022 and injured three students, some of them life-threateningly. The act was triggered by delusions.
According to the verdict of the Dortmund jury, the 34-year-old German was convinced that everyone at the university belonged to a clan that wanted to kill him. He wanted revenge for that.
The guest lecturer was sitting in a lecture hall when the perpetrator suddenly stormed in and stabbed her in the chest with a knife. The 30-year-old died in hospital the next day. During the process, the 34-year-old explained that all of the people involved were accidental victims. The judges assessed the acts as manslaughter and dangerous bodily harm. A prison sentence was out of the question because of the attested paranoid schizophrenia. The 34-year-old is considered guilty. The judgment is not final.