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Alleged perpetrators in the Luise case could face pain and suffering


The alleged perpetrators in the case of the killed Luise are under criminal responsibility. However, they could be sued for damages.

The alleged perpetrators in the case of the killed Luise are under criminal responsibility.

However, they could be sued for damages.

Freudenberg - The murder of twelve-year-old Luise from Freudenberg hasn't let go of many people.

Luise's family addressed the public in an obituary.

The girl's funeral service will take place in a church on Wednesday, but it is only intended for family and friends.

The fact that the crime was allegedly committed by two children makes Luise's death particularly dramatic.

Since they are still under criminal responsibility, the two girls, aged 12 and 13, cannot be convicted.

However, you could face the payment of damages.

Murder of Luise (12) from Freudenberg - alleged perpetrators could face pain and suffering

The two alleged perpetrators cannot be prosecuted under the German legal system.

However, there are other ways in which children can be treated.

The lawyer and professor of criminal law and criminology at the LMU Munich, Ralf Kölbel, explained to

that in such cases the youth welfare office becomes active and can take socio-educational measures.


Candles, flowers and a few cuddly toys lie in the woods where the people in Freudenberg say goodbye to Luise.

© Christoph Reichwein/dpa

The two suspects left Freudenberg with their parents.

Her whereabouts are unknown.

The police and prosecutors announced that the case will be referred to the youth welfare office.

However, a legal consequence would be possible: If Luise's parents were to sue her, the alleged perpetrators could be threatened with payment of damages.

It is possible to pay compensation to Luise's parents - the statute of limitations only expires after 30 years

In the German Civil Code (BGB), Section 828, Paragraph 3 states that children over the age of seven may be held accountable.

However, they must be aware of what they have done, as attorney Dr.

Christian Gerd Kotz explained in an article on his website.

If the court sentences the alleged perpetrators to compensation for pain and suffering, they would only have to pay the money when they earn their own money.

The claims finally become time-barred after 30 years.

The two alleged perpetrators are met with a wave of hate on the Internet.

Despite numerous warnings from the police, the identities of the two girls were published on TikTok.

The police will pursue criminally relevant content.


List of rubrics: © Christoph Reichwein/dpa

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2023-03-21

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