A Somali man went on trial in Germany on Friday accused of stabbing three folks to dying and injuring a number of others, with prosecutors in search of to have him positioned in psychiatric care.
The suspect, an asylum seeker with a historical past of psychological well being issues, faces prices together with homicide and tried homicide earlier than the Wuerzburg district court docket in Germany’s southern Bavaria area.
The assault came about within the metropolis centre of Wuerzburg final June.
The suspect stands accused of utilizing a protracted kitchen knife in a random assault on folks at a family items retailer earlier than operating into the road. Three girls have been killed and 9 folks injured within the rampage.
Prosecutors initially thought-about an Islamist motive however this suspicion was not confirmed within the investigation that adopted.
Two court-ordered specialists have mentioned the suspect suffers from paranoid schizophrenia.
The trial will search to find out whether or not he might be held criminally liable for his actions.
Munich prosecutors aren’t asking for a jail sentence, however need the person to be dedicated to a closed psychiatric facility.
According to the prosecutors, the suspect has mentioned that voices in his head informed him to hold out the assault as a result of he felt unfairly handled in Germany.
The Somali arrived in Germany in 2015.
Berlin took in additional than 1,000,000 asylum seekers in 2015-2016 on the peak of Europe’s migrant disaster.
The inflow was deeply divisive in Germany and fuelled the recognition of the far-right AfD get together.