If there had been any doubt about the intention to murder – the accused himself dispelled it in his last statement. On Tuesday, February the 23rd, he had to pay the penalty: life imprisonment!The judges at the Hagen Regional Court were convinced that David G. (25) killed his girlfriend Violetta R. (38) with 49 stabs with a knife. The case made national headlines because the killer should have been in custody pending deportation at the time of the crime.
“He literally begged for a life sentence, I have never seen anything like that in my professional life,” said Heike Hartmann-Garschagen, the presiding judge.
The accused himself had made it clear that he regarded the victim as his property and that he had the right to do with her as he pleased. This made it a case of murder for base motives.David G., who had previously been sentenced to twelve years in prison for human trafficking in his home country, remained calm about the verdict. He appeared in court carefully coiffed, with a conspicuous goatee and designer Gucci jumper.
In his relationship with Violetta R., a mother of three, there had been frequent assaults. The refugee is said to have repeatedly made unfounded accusations against his partner. For example, David G. accused Violetta of having aborted his unborn child – in fact, the victim suffered a miscarriage. Finally, he had accused her of snitching on him to the police – also unjustly, the judge explained.
Therefore, the court was convinced in the end, the Syrian, who was known to the police, killed Violetta in her flat on the night of June the 10th 2020.According to the court’s findings, he gave Violetta’s daughter Kiara (3) a tablet and headphones and locked her in the children’s room. Then he attacked Violetta – and got a fresh knife twice, because the others were broken during the attack! Several stabs were fatal, the forensic expert explained at the trial.
Creepy: On the corpse, the killer probably still placed photos showing him, Violetta and Kiara. “He probably wanted to show what he thought had been destroyed,” says Hartmann-Garschagen.
The verdict is not yet final, the accused can appeal against it. His lawyer had demanded a prison sentence for manslaughter.