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Fatal knife attack at the university - the perpetrator has to go to a psychiatric ward indefinitely


A man had killed a guest lecturer and seriously injured three students in Hamm: Now he was admitted to a closed psychiatric ward. According to the court, a prison sentence was out of the question for him.

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Police in front of the Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences in June 2022

Photo: Festim Beqiri / dpa

Almost seven months after a fatal knife attack at the Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences, the perpetrator was admitted to a closed psychiatric ward on Friday for an indefinite period.

The Dortmund jury judged his actions as manslaughter and dangerous bodily harm.

In June last year, the man stabbed a guest lecturer and injured three students, some of them life-threateningly.

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 following day.

According to the court, the act was triggered by delusions on the part of the 34-year-old.

According to the verdict, he was convinced that everyone at the university belonged to a clan that wanted to kill him.

He wanted revenge for that.

During the process, the 34-year-old explained that all of the people involved were accidental victims.

According to the court, the man is considered innocent.

A prison sentence was out of the question because of the attested paranoid schizophrenia.

The verdict is not yet legally binding.

(Az: 39 Ks 23/22)


Source: spiegel

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