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Attempted murder in homeless shelter: charges brought

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After a life-threatening knife attack in a homeless shelter in Frankfurt, the public prosecutor’s office has brought charges against a 55-year-old former resident of the facility. The German is accused of attempted insidious murder, said senior public prosecutor Nadja Niesen on Friday in Frankfurt. The crime happened in October last year. The victim was the attacker’s 58-year-old roommate.

After a life-threatening knife attack in a Frankfurt homeless shelter Prosecutors have filed charges against a 55-year-old former resident of the facility. The German is accused of attempted insidious murder, said senior public prosecutor Nadja Niesen on Friday in Frankfurt. The crime happened in October last year. The victim was the attacker’s 58-year-old roommate.

There had been a physical altercation between the two residents three weeks earlier, in which the 55-year-old had apparently been hit with a kettle. To avenge this attack, the accused finally grabbed a knife and stabbed his opponent twice in the head. Serious injuries could only be avoided because he wore a protective helmet made of metal.

According to the Public prosecutor the perpetrator acted with conditional intent to kill. After his arrest, he tried to downplay the knife attack. The victim only suffered “a small scratch on the ear”, he said. Dates for the trial before the jury chamber of the district court in Frankfurt have not yet been set.

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