View of the Justitia above the entrance of a district court. © Hendrik Schmidt/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Symbolbild
Because he murdered his sick wife, a 79-year-old from Lachendorf in the district of Celle has been sentenced to life imprisonment. "Her wife didn't want to die. We have no understanding whatsoever for what happened," said presiding judge Franz Kompisch in the verdict on Wednesday in the Lüneburg Regional Court.
Lüneburg - The one year younger partner had been sick for six days. The defendant could not handle it "for selfish reasons," the judge described the situation. The senior took a pillow and pressed it on the sleeping woman's face. He then dialed the emergency number and was arrested without resistance.
The prosecutor had requested a life sentence, the defense lawyer demanded seven years in prison. "I will not leave the detention alive, that is perfectly clear to me," said the defendant. The verdict became final in the courtroom. Dpa