Germany: Algerian kills an allotment gardener with a hammer

Horrible scenes took place last Saturday in the Alsfeld allotment garden Beerenwiese (district of Vogelsberg): Ali B., a 37-year-old Algerian, allegedly killed 47-year-old Polish man Leszek M. after an argument. Two days after the crime, the shock sits deep in the small town.As the BILD newspaper reported, the victim Leszek M. had been the owner of the plot of land in the Beerenwiese for 15 years. About three years ago, Ali B. also became a member of the association, his plot of land was directly next to the Pole’s. “Ali B. had no real contact with anyone,” an allotment gardener told the BILD. Two years ago there is said to have been an argument between the perpetrator and the victim, Ali B. is said to have thrown flower pots at Leszek M. at that time.

Other gardeners had intervened to settle the dispute. The relationship remained tense. On Saturday, another dispute arose – the background to this is still unclear. “Leszek M. was already at home and then came back to his garden again,” BILD quotes a gardener in its article. Ali B. is said to have attacked the victim there with a hammer, beat him to death with it. The police arrested the Algerian on the spot. The Alsfeld criminal police, in cooperation with the public prosecutor’s office in Gießen, have begun investigations. Leszek M. is survived by two daughters.

osthessen-news.de

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