A migrant from Eritrea staying at a nearby refugee center stabbed a 14-year-old girl to death as she was walking to school in the German town of Illerkirchberg.
The culprit also targeted a 13-year-old friend of the victim and although she survived, the 14-year-old died in hospital from her injuries.
“Although the community of 5,000, located near Ulm, is small, it features an asylum home located at Bucher Straße,” reports Remix News.
“The 27-year-old man, reportedly from the asylum home, walked up to the girl on Monday morning at approximately 7:30 a.m. and stabbed her for no reason in the stomach. He then turned his attention to the 14-year-old victim’s friend and stabbed her.”
After witnesses who saw the attack called the police, the culprit ran back to the asylum center, which was subsequently surrounded and stormed by armed special forces police.
“When the police searched it with special forces, they found three residents there, all asylum seekers from Eritrea. The police took two to the station. The third suspect was injured and required medical attention,” said a police statement.
According to a friend of the family of the deceased girl, her grieving parents were so distraught that they had to be given sedatives.
Markus Häußler, the town’s mayor, told Bild: “The community is shocked. One of the girls has now died. We are all deeply affected and mourn with the family.”
Despite the nature of the attack, police were quick to demand that the public don’t blame “asylum seekers in general.”
The stabbing is sure to provoke another national conversation about the number of economic migrants who claim to be asylum seekers that Germany is taking in.
Figures released by the German government show that non-German foreigners are responsible for over 39 per cent of total murders and 56.25 per cent of manslaughter convictions, despite representing only 12 per cent of the population.
As we previously highlighted, official crime data released by Düsseldorf’s Ministry of the Interior has revealed that in the region of North Rhine-Westphalia, foreigners and migrants, who represent around 14.8 per cent of the population, are responsible for almost half of recorded gang rapes.
Despite all this, former German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested her 2015 decision to allow a million migrants to enter the country was a success.
As Reuters reported, across the whole country, “Violent crime rose by about 10 percent in 2015 and 2016, a study showed. It attributed more than 90 percent of that to young male refugees.”
One particularly harrowing case involved Maria Ladenburger, the daughter of an EU official who was raped, murdered and dumped in a river in Freiburg.
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