Germany locations Somali in psychiatric care over knife assault that killed three folks

A German court docket on Tuesday dedicated a Somali man to a psychiatric hospital, after he knifed three folks to loss of life within the southern metropolis of Wuerzburg final yr.

Nine different folks have been injured within the assault within the Bavarian metropolis in June 2021.

The man, who got here to Germany as an asylum seeker, was accused of utilizing an extended kitchen knife to randomly assault folks in a store earlier than working into the road.

Prosecutors initially thought-about a terror motive for the assault however this was not confirmed within the investigation that adopted.

Ahead of the trial, which started in April, two court-ordered consultants discovered the perpetrator suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and was subsequently unable to be held criminally liable for his acts.

So the Wuerzburg district court docket “ordered the accused to be placed in a psychiatric hospital,” a spokesman mentioned.

Prosecutors mentioned the Somali man, who arrived in Germany in 2015, had recounted listening to voices in his head ordering him to perform the assault.

Berlin took in greater than 1,000,000 asylum seekers in 2015-2016 at the peak of Europe’s migrant disaster.

The inflow was deeply divisive in Germany and fueled the reputation of the far-right AfD celebration.

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