Was wrong, cruel and cowardly: in court, Stephan, Ernst shows a sudden remorse

It is the confession to which so many have been waiting for. Two sets that have it all. "The Moment I saw that he wanted to get up again. And since I got the s

Was wrong, cruel and cowardly: in court, Stephan, Ernst shows a sudden remorse

It is the confession to which so many have been waiting for. Two sets that have it all. "The Moment I saw that he wanted to get up again. And since I got the shot." In the hall of the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt of complete silence, as a lawyer Mustafa Kaplan will read the submissions of his client, Stephan Ernst on the death of Walter Lübcke. A new description of the events leading up to that night 14 months ago, in the Kassel President of the government, on the terrace of his residential house was shot.

Therefore Seriously drove together with Markus H., is accused of aid, to the place of residence of the CDU-politician. H. told him a short while earlier: "If he comes stupid then shoot him." Supposedly should decide on the spot whether the 65-Year-old "should" be, and intimidated, threatened, or whether the weapon was being used. "The use of the weapon was, in any case, an Alternative that we considered", is Serious about his lawyer say.

Stephan Ernst: "I think I hit him in the head,"

close by, he had held in that June night in 2019 Lübcke the gun in front of his face and him kept: "I go to work every day". H. haven, said to-Lübcke-directed: "time to emigrate." A little later the shot had fallen. The President of the government had fallen. On the run, he, Seriously, I said to H.: "I think I hit him in the head."

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With his plea, the 46 is-Year-old, a family father, the widow and the two sons of his victim. "I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry." Three Times. The family is sitting across from him, as on almost every day of the trial. "What we did was wrong, cruel and cowardly." Then he allows his lawyer to say: "I'd like to make it back." He was of the "wrong thoughts and the wrong persons". H. he calls his "Mentor" who had him radicalized.

Ernst Markus H. of much higher importance than in the first confession

this Is now the early and "of repentance, the solemn confession", and as the presiding judge Thomas sagebiel Ernst right at the beginning of the procedure near had? To demonstrate how to break with a past full of alienation slogans and hatred of refugees, with shares Seriously about his lawyer that he wanted to participate in a dropout program - the sooner, the better. Also, open-ended questions that the family have to to the Crime, maybe he wants to help answer. dpa, Stephan Ernst (l), accused of the murder of the politician, Lübcke, speaks in the courtroom at the higher regional court with his lawyer Frank Henning (r)

And the previous Tatversionen, the revoked confession of its perpetration, and the Version of an "accident", in which the shot had accidentally solved, as H. had kept the weapon in Hand? Ernst's explanation: Its previous, now redundant defender had advised him so. At the same time, he gives a much higher priority than in the first confession, as the man who led politically, the great word, the to shoot him exercises have taken in the forest.

"I hope that you can forgive me one day,"

While the description of the Crime, not Serious, introverted, faces directly to the widow and the sons. Feelings he shows when it comes to his Childhood, the beatings and drinking father. His jaw is clenched, again and again, he reaches for the handkerchief.

To himself the last words of the statement are related. Is it a question of how much he missed his wife and his two children. To have his 16-year-old daughter since his arrest no contact: "you don't want to." It emotionally hit hard, but he could not blame her. "I hope that you can forgive me one day." Lockdown at 2. Corona-shaft: infections Loge explains why he strongly advises against FOCUS Online Lockdown at 2. Corona-shaft: infections Loge explains why he advises against Beirut urgently Huge Explosion shake - dozens of injured, the army in the use of FOCUS Online/Wochit Massive Explosion dozens injured, army, Beirut, shake - in use

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Updated Date: 05 August 2020, 17:26

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