A young woman was murdered early yesterday morning on a sidewalk in the German city of Limburg. The alleged murderer was allegedly angry with his wife for “domestic” reasons, so he ran her over with his car, then took a hatchet and a butcher’s knife from the trunk and finished her off right there on the sidewalk.
[Note: the translated German reports refer to the murder weapon as an “ax”, but from the photos and screen caps it appears to be a hatchet. As I understand it, the German word for either type of tool/weapon is the same, with the latter distinguished by referring to it as a “short-handled ax”.]
According to MissPiggy, the news about this horrific incident is being largely suppressed in the German media. It emerged fairly early that the alleged murderer was born in Germany “with a migration background”. Later reports identified him as a Tunisian.
The cell-phone video of the hatchet attack (WARNING! EXTREMELY GRAPHIC!) is here.
MissPiggy has translated this excerpt from Politically Incorrect summarizing the crime:
What do the two videos show?
The gruesome images taken by a local resident show a dark-haired perpetrator in a black track suit striking with an ax a person lying on the ground. The 25-second clip is filmed from a neighbouring house. The black Audi can be seen, the tailgate of which is open, and smoke clouds resulting from the impact. In the second video, two members of the forensic team are working next to the body. On the ground next to the woman lie the murder weapons, a short-handled ax [hatchet] and a butcher’s knife. The videographer zooms in on the body; the sweater is pulled over the head; police employees have marked the murder weapons with blue paint. Both videos are available to the PI-NEWS editors; out of respect for the dead we are not publishing it.
The second video is a TV news report. Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
The following article from Politikstube (also translated by Nash) accompanied the first video:
Brutal murder in Limburg: Man runs over woman and kills her with an ax
A 34-year-old man in Limburg is accused of running his 31-year-old wife over with his car and then killing her with an ax and a butcher knife.
The police reports that they’re investigating this as a relationship crime. The 34-year-old suspect was arrested at the crime scene without resistance by Limburg police.
Witnesses gave accounts shortly after the crime that the suspect first drove over the victim with his Audi about 8:25am. The 31-year-old woman was walking alongside the road on the sidewalk.
Thereafter the 34-year-old suspect exited his car and proceeded to beat the woman where she was lying on the ground with an object in his hands. The woman was so severely injured in the attack that she died at the scene. After witnesses called the police, they immediately arrived and promptly arrested the 34-year-old without any resistance. Specialists for the criminal police have begun to secure the crime scene and investigate it for forensic evidence.
The police have been told that there may possibly be more videos and photos of the crime. They are asking persons who have such videos or photos to not publish them on the Internet but instead to give them to the police for evidence.
[Picture of police tweet]
“Police West Hessen: Since it is of such burning interest, the 34-year-old suspect is a German citizen. He was born and raised in Germany, but doesn’t have a German name. Just how important this is for the investigation is not clear as of today.”
…who slaughtered his wife in broad daylight with an ax.
[second picture of tweet]
“Peter Bystrom: Please stop scaring the citizens of this country by threatening them with criminal prosecution, and just concern yourself with the real criminals in this country. This is simply not bearable anymore!”
[subtweet:] “We have reports that there are videos of the crime floating around on the internet. Refrain from sharing — we will consequently pursue criminal procedures against EVERYBODY who posts and shares video of this, due to depiction of violence (article 131 StGB)!”
Yesterday afternoon the dissident German vlogger Henryk Stöckl posted this on Telegraph (a subset of Telegram, translated by MissPiggy):
This morning in Limburg a Tunisian slaughtered a woman on the street in a bestial manner: He drove his car at full speed, hitting the mother of two (31 years old) and ran her over. Then the 34-year-old got out, took an axe and a butcher’s knife out of his trunk, and literally dismembered the woman!
Local residents who heard the bang of the impact filmed the terrible crime! This video is now to be covered up by all means: The population must not know what is happening on the streets of Germany.
Instead of fully informing the public about the crime, the West Hessen police are now going as far as to publicly threaten the population with criminal proceedings if they dare to show what happened in Limburg today.
“We will initiate criminal proceedings against EVERYONE who posts / shares / publishes a video for depicting violence (§131 StGB)”. (Twitter, 25.10.2019)
Apparently, however, the West Hessen police don’t even know their own laws, because §131 StGB does not apply “if the action serves to report on events of the time or in history”. (Paragraph 2)
But as long as the West Hesse Police Headquarters are only loyal to the government, a rosy future will blossom: The last police chief, Robert Schäfer, has meanwhile been appointed the new head of the Hessian Office for the Protection of the Constitution. The current head, Stefan Müller, already seems to get along very well with Interior Minister Peter Beuth (CDU).
Whoever the West Hessen police now work for — whether it’s for the population or for politicians — everyone will now be able to answer for themselves.
Video transcript #1:
|0:00||“Woman killed with ax and butcher knife”|
|0:10||The man allegedly first ran over his wife on the sidewalk,|
|0:13||and then he slaughtered her in broad daylight.|
|0:16||The police reported that witnesses observed the scene|
|0:19||on Friday morning when a man ran over a woman.|
|0:22||The 31-year-old woman was walking along the sidewalk|
|0:25||near the main train station.|
|0:28||The 34-year-old man then allegedly exited his vehicle and|
|0:31||beat the woman lying on the floor with an object.|
|0:35||The woman was so severely injured|
|0:38||that she died at the scene.|
|0:41||The man let himself be arrested without resistance.|
|0:44||Investigators are treating this as a domestic crime.|
|0:47||“The German with a migration background beat the woman so badly that she died at the scene.|
|0:52||They have two children who are now looked after by psychologists.”|
|0:56||“Since it is of such burning interest, the 34-year-old suspect is a German citizen. He was born and|
|0:59||raised in Germany, but doesn’t have a German name. Just how important this is for the investigation|
|1:02||is not clear as of today.” …who slaughtered his wife in broad daylight with an ax.|
|1:12||Text: “The crime scene video is so unbelievably brutal,|
|1:20||that piety and decency demand that it not be publicly shown.”|
|1:23||The eyewitness Mike Goebel saw the horrible crime unfold.|
|1:26||He was on his way to work when he witnessed the crime.|
|1:29||I saw the way a car shot past. I thought,|
|1:32||this guy drives like a maniac wanting to burn some rubber.|
|1:35||And then I saw how he pushed the woman through the gate.|
|1:38||He ran over the woman, and then he dragged her through the gate.|
|1:42||And then he screamed, “You will not cheat on me anymore!”
Video transcript #2:
|00:00||We now come to a completely different topic. A man is said|
|00:03||to have killed his wife in Hessen, on the street with an axe,|
|00:06||in Limburg city centre. The 34-year-old first ran over his wife|
|00:11||with his Audi, as the 31-year-old was walking on the sidewalk.|
|00:17||Afterwards he is said to have jumped out of his car and hacked the woman with an axe.|
|00:21||She died on the spot of the severe injuries.|
|00:27||We welcome on the telephone Markus Hoffmann, the spokesperson for police headquarters|
|00:31||in West Hessen. Thank you for taking time for us. What is the current state of things?|
|00:36||Yes, the 34-year-old man accused of killing|
|00:39||his 31-year-old wife this morning on Weiherstraße in Limburg was arrested by the police.|
|00:47||The man is currently in custody and being interrogated by the police|
|00:52||about the crime, and the Limburg prosecutor’s office|
|00:56||will decide during the course of the day whether or not he will be presented to the magistrate.|
|01:01||Mr. Hoffmann, do you know anything yet about motive or background?|
|01:05||Was there a fight? We are told they were married.|
|01:08||Was there a conflict in the relationship? —Yes, as you said, the man|
|01:12||was married to the woman. We assume this is a case|
|01:15||of a domestic dispute, but the background of this awful crime|
|01:19||is still under investigation. Currently the man is being|
|01:23||interrogated, and perhaps further information will come to light.|
|01:28||For understandable reasons I’m not able to discuss any|
|01:33||exact details for the moment. —Can you tell us anything further|
|01:36||about the two people involved? Have they lived in Limburg|
|01:39||for very long or did they just move there? What can you tell us?|
|01:45||The investigation is ongoing and I’m not able to give you any background details|
|01:51||about the two people involved at the moment. —This all happened right on the street.|
|01:55||Are there any witnesses that might be helpful in solving this crime?|
|02:00||Yes, we are requesting it, and there are several possible witnesses,|
|02:04||even those who made video recordings or took photographs.|
|02:08||Of course these are of great importance|
|02:12||for the police investigation. We also request that these materials|
|02:16||not be simply released onto the Internet.|
|02:19||We ask witnesses or informants that have information about this case,|
|02:23||or anyone with recordings, to pass these along|
|02:27||to the Limburger police. I also have a phone number, 06431 91400.|
|02:37||Markus Hoffmann of the police headquarters West Hessen, thanks very much. —You’re welcome.