Afghan migrant admits rape, killing in Germany

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 03:21 Written by  Heart of Asia Read 67 times

An Afghan migrant has admitted raping and killing a 19-year-old medical student and apologized to the victim's family. 

 

The dpa news agency reported that Hussein K., whose last name was withheld in line with privacy laws, told the Freiburg state court Monday he'd been drinking and smoking drugs last October when the young woman cycled past.

K. testified he pulled the student from the bicycle, raped her and then put her, unconscious, into a river where she drowned.

K., who entered Germany in 2015, maintains he was 18 at the time of the crime but prosecutors say he was 22, which could mean the difference between a 15-year youth sentence or an adult life sentence.