Trial: Woman stabbed - Eleven years in prison for husband

Because of the murder of his wife exactly six months ago, the Stralsund Regional Court sentenced a 43-year-old to eleven years in prison.

Trial: Woman stabbed - Eleven years in prison for husband

Because of the murder of his wife exactly six months ago, the Stralsund Regional Court sentenced a 43-year-old to eleven years in prison. The presiding judge said he acted out of jealousy and, as a result, from base motives. In addition, the punishment is aggravated by the fact that "with his act he took the mother away from his children".

The chamber considered it proven that the man from Morocco stabbed the woman 35 times with a kitchen knife on October 12 in an asylum seeker's accommodation in Barth in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. He intended her death and said immediately afterwards, according to witnesses: "I'm a man, I had to do it."

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According to the judge, the punishment was aggravated by the fact that the man took and sent photos and videos of the victim with his cell phone immediately after the crime. In it he claimed, contrary to the facts, that he had caught her with another man. The marriage had long suffered from the man's drug and alcohol consumption. In addition, he had shown a "sole ownership" towards his wife.

The chamber did not impose a life sentence - as was actually intended for murder - because a significant reduction in his ability to control the crime at the time of the crime could not be ruled out. The man had previously consumed alcohol and cocaine. The court assessed the man's confession at the start of the trial and the remorse shown as mitigating. It ordered placement in a rehabilitation center. Before that, three years and six months of imprisonment had to be carried out.

Prosecutors had asked for 13 years for murder. The defense pleaded manslaughter and asked for six years in prison. The verdict is not yet legally binding. According to a defense attorney, the convict wants to consider a possible revision.

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