Enriching cultures everywhere they go……
Police testimony raises suspicion of cannibalism in attempted murder trial
A 20-year-old man is on trial in Hanau, Hesse, accused of attacking a then 18-year-old friend in the victim’s apartment last October with two knives.
Prosecutors say he stabbed the victim in the neck with both weapons, bit off both his ears, cut off both eyelids, and stabbed him in the eyes a with pen.
A neighbour heard screams coming from the apartment and called police, who then broke down the door to find the bloody scene, according to local news portal Hessenschau. The victim is now blind and still bears the physical markings of the attack. He is believed to have gone to Switzerland, and has not appeared in court.
On Wednesday, a police officer testified with permission of the victim that the wounded young man had told him that the defendant said during the attack that he was going to eat his flesh.
Another police officer had also testified at the start of the trial that upon seeing the crime scene, he had “thought of cannibalism and ritual behaviour”.
The two young men both arrived in Germany as refugees and unaccompanied minors in 2013, the victim from Somalia and the defendant from Eritrea, according to Bild. They had met and become friends at a youth home in Bad Soden-Salmünster, but both later moved to Schlüchtern.