Four young women – a Nigerian (17), a Serb (18), a Turkish (20) and an Austrian (19) – sat on Monday because of a series of sometimes massive accusations of violence in a Salzburg juvenile jury (chair: Bettina Maxones-Kurkowski). At the start of the process, it does not appear or is only partially confessed.
The four defendants living in Salzburg, one without a school leaving certificate, two with a broken apprenticeship, all have a criminal record; one has even been convicted seven times. According to the public prosecutor Mathias Haidinger, the quartet from dreary family circumstances in January, March and April 2021, in different constellations, inflicted some violence on a young man and four other young women; the prosecution speaks of double robbery, bodily harm, dangerous threats and coercion.
For example, the Serbian, Nigerian and Turkish women are said to have humiliated and humiliated a young man at a school in Salzburg-Lehen in January because of his sexual orientation. Then the victim was strangled and beaten, his handbag was torn from him and his jacket was also worn out.
In April, the Serb, Turkish and Austrian are said to have knocked down a young woman in the main train station area and kicked her in the face. The victim, who was also threatened, was therefore stolen from sweets. The Turkish woman alone is said to have pulled out another girl and smoked a lit cigarette on her cheek.
Three of the accused (defense lawyers: Michael Hofer, Bernhard Kettl, Peter Hrubesch, Andrea Kaspar) have been in custody for six months. At the beginning of the process they do not or only partially confess. – Continued on Thursday.