14-year-old German schoolgirl stabbed to death by Eritrean migrant, shocked parents reportedly given sedatives

By John Cody
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A migrant from Eritrea stabbed a 14-year-old girl to death while she walked to school in the German town of Illerkirchberg, located in Baden-Württemberg. The young girl was transported to the hospital but doctors were unable to save her life due to her severe injuries.

The girl’s 13-year-old friend, who was also at the scene, was stabbed multiple times and seriously injured.

Although the community of 5,000, located near Ulm, is small, it features an asylum home located at Bucher Straße. The 27-year-old man, reportedly from the asylum home, walked up to the girl on Monday morning at approximately 7:30 a.m. and stabbed her for no reason in the stomach. He then turned his attention to the 14-year-old victim’s friend and stabbed her.

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According to Bild newspaper, witnesses who saw the deadly attack immediately called the police.

The perpetrator then ran back to his asylum home. Police special forces (SEK) surrounded the building and then stormed it, detaining all residents and arresting two individuals as well as the main alleged perpetrator. A knife was reportedly found on the suspect, who was also found with injuries.

“When the police searched it with special forces, they found three residents there, all asylum seekers from Eritrea. The police took two to the station. The third suspect was injured and required medical attention,” the police announced. 

The suspect is currently in the hospital under police guard.

Parents reportedly given sedatives

Markus Häußler, the town’s mayor, told Bild: “The community is shocked. One of the girls has now died. We are all deeply affected and mourn with the family.”

A friend of the family of the deceased girl also spoke to German newspaper Junge Freiheit, saying, “It’s all so horrible, the parents were given sedatives, they are said to have kept watch over her bed in the clinic, but we all don’t know anything precise yet.”

Stabbings plague Germany

Following the murder, police were quick to scold anyone who may be having second thoughts about an asylum home in their town. Law enforcement released a statement calling on citizens “not to have any general suspicion against strangers, those seeking protection, or asylum seekers in general or to encourage or support such suspicions.”

Germany has been hit with a wave of attacks involving migrants in recent years.

Just last month, a Syrian man stabbed a bus driver after he was asked for a ticket. At the end of October, a migrant from Jordan stabbed a Ukrainian woman multiple times and then went “calmly” to eat French fries and bratwurst. Also in October, a Somali migrant stabbed two men on the street, cut off one of their hands, and screamed “Allahu Akhbar,” during the attack.

In August, a Syrian migrant stabbed a worker at an immigration office known as the “House for Integration” in Wuppertal. Last year, a female gardener was nearly killed and left with severe cognitive disabilities after she was brutally stabbed by an Afghan migrant simply because she was a female doing work, which the Afghan migrant objected to.

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A Somali migrant stabbed three women to death last year in the German city of Würzburg, including a mother who died trying to shield her daughter from the attacker. The daughter reportedly ran screaming for help through the Woolworth department store covered in her own mother’s blood. Despite the man screaming “Allahu Akhbar” during the attacks and telling investigators that he “achieved Jihad,” an Islamic motive was ruled out. Instead, the man was deemed to have “psychiatric issues,” enabling him to avoid prison time.

Knife attacks have also dramatically increased in tandem with migration. There are more than 50 knife attacks every day in Germany, and 39.4 percent of the perpetrators are foreign nationals despite making up 12.5 percent of the population.

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