Right at the start of the proceedings, the district court excluded the public to protect the defendant. Listeners and media representatives were not allowed to come back into the courtroom until the verdict was reached. Half a year ago, the 27-year-old from greece allegedly killed the young woman with countless knife stabs. Her body was badly mangled. Prosecution accuses him of murder for cruelty.
However, the man has severe delusions and is considered incapable of guilt. The public prosecutor’s office therefore wants to have him placed in a psychiatric clinic – until he is no longer a danger to others.
The 23 year old texan had been living in hamburg since june 2011, she wanted to start a study in the hanseatic city. She is said to have met her future murderer in a hotel in august 2011; he had also stayed there once.