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With a slight delay and under increased security precautions, the trial of a deadly knife attack on two schoolgirls in Illerkirchberg has begun before the Ulm Regional Court. The defendant is a 27-year-old refugee from Eritrea. He is said to have attacked a 5-year-old and a 14-year-old on their way to school with a knife on December 13 in the community in the Alb-Donau district.
Ulm - The 14-year-old student died of her injuries in the hospital, her friend survived seriously injured. He is charged with murder and attempted murder with grievous bodily harm.
The man was arrested shortly after the crime. According to the public prosecutor's office, he wanted to use the knife to force identity papers at the district office.
A total of five days of hearings are scheduled for the trial. A verdict could be handed down on July 4. The rush to the spectator seats was limited on the first day of the trial. The start of the trial was delayed due to a late interpreter. Dpa