A deadly knife attack on a double mother in Prien on the Chiemsee could have been religiously motivated in the opinion of the investigators.
The change of the woman escaped from Afghanistan from the Muslim faith to the Christian faith was increasingly the focus of the investigation, said police prosecutor Andreas Guske on Wednesday. The 38-year-old had engaged in the Protestant church community.
Mother stabbed in front of the eyes of her children – motif puzzles
On Saturday evening the woman had been stabbed in front of a supermarket in front of her children’s eyes. She died a little later in the hospital. A 29-year-old refugee – also from Afghanistan – is regarded as urgently suspect.
A classic relationship is a fact for the investigators. “The alleged perpetrator and the woman knew each other,” explained Guske. It was, however, rather a fleeting acquaintance, jealousy could not be questioned as an act motif.
Suspects (29) in neural nervous system
The suspect was sent to a neural clinic. According to the police, he was already mentally unstable. The two five and eleven-year-old children, who had to look at how their mother was killed, are in the custody of authorities.
The Protestant Church, on the other hand, does not believe in a religious motive. “I find it hard to see the crime committed to our community member as religiously motivated,” said the Protestant priest of Prien, Karl-Friedrich Wackerbarth, the German press agency. The suspected perpetrator is highly mentally ill, explained the pastor. “The occasion and motive of the act are arbitrarily interchangeable.”