Sseveral witnesses offered testimony on Friday in the trial of the killing and beheading of a homeless person in Lower Bavaria in Germany.
The accused, who stands before the Deggendorf district court, is a 22-year-old who is said to have killed a roommate in a homeless shelter in July 2021 with at least 111 stab wounds and decapitated his body.
The attacker of Somali origin was hospitalized in a psychiatric ward. He is said to have been in a state of incapacity. Nevertheless, the prosecutor in the case is bringing the man to trial for the crime, according to German newspaper Bild.
Two therapists detailed several conversations with the accused during the trial. He gave different versions of the crime, sometimes seemed surprised that his victim had died, and sometimes said that the roommate asked him to kill him.
The perpetrator spoke about voices in his head and statues standing behind him and staring at him. He was also afraid that the Christian faith would be injected into him by the other man like a hard drive downloading data.
Police officers reported that the accused could not be calmed down after his arrest in the detention cell. He had acted in an “insane” way and had repeatedly hit his head against the wall with full force.
It took several officers to tie up the man. According to his own statement, one of the officers suffered a rupture in his left wrist.