He is accused of beating his wife, the mother of his two-year-old son, to death after an argument.
Tunisian Salem M. (43) has been on trial in Bonn since Monday. Accusation: manslaughter.
Terrible scenes must have taken place in a flat in Euskirchen in the night of September 12 to 13, 2020. Here, the couple got into a heated argument.
“I could no longer control myself and I regret what I did,” the accused said via his lawyer Michael Hakner. During the altercation, he allegedly hit his wife by banging her head against the laminate floor, according to the accused.
However, the prosecution suspects that he hit the woman’s head with an object on the day of the crime. In the process, the 26-year-old suffered most serious injuries.
When he realised what he had done, the trained cook himself called the emergency services. However, help came too late for the victim; the seriously injured woman died three days later in hospital.
Already in 2018, Salem M. allegedly beat his wife during an argument. At that time, she reported to the police, but later forgave him for the beatings.