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Hanover (AP) – A man from Bielefeld was killed almost two years ago in Hanover with more than 100 stab wounds and buried in a cemetery. Because of the joint murder of the 28-year-old, his ex-girlfriend and her new partner have to answer to the Hanover district court from today (9:00 a.m.). They had been convicted in early 2021 but had appealed. According to the decision of the Federal Court of Justice, the conviction of both defendants for murder remains in place, as does the placement of the perpetrator, who is now 25 years old, in a psychiatric ward. In the new procedure, however, the sentence would have to be reassessed, said a district court spokeswoman. The woman had received a nine-year prison sentence and her boyfriend a 14-year prison sentence.
The 27-year-old had met the man from Bielefeld on the Internet and reported rape after the breakup. However, this procedure was discontinued, as can be seen from the judgment. In April 2020, the woman lured the man into her new friend’s apartment out of revenge and hatred – he murdered him with a “razor-sharp” Japanese short sword, according to the court. Three days of negotiations are scheduled for the revision process.
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