German public prosecutor Sabine Kolb-Schlotter said that the trial of Iraqi asylum seeker Ali B. had shown how «he despised people, how he despised women,» outside the court in Wiesbaden, where the 22-year-old was sentenced to life in prison for the rape and murder of the 14-year-old German girl Susanna F on Wednesday.
«The accused irretrievably wiped out a human life through his deed,» said... Еще Public Prosecutor Sabine Kolb-Schlotter, adding «what has been pronounced today, in my opinion, was the only right decision.»
According to Kolb-Schlotter the defendant had been found by an expert witness to have «an asocial personality as well as showing strong psychopathological symptoms. He is characterized by an utter lack of empathy, egocentrism and self-centredness. Human life, the life of a girl, is worth nothing to him.»
Ali B. previously confessed to killing Susanna F. but not to raping her, claiming the two had consensual sex, adding that he was not aware of her age.
The incident happened on May 23 2018 and Susanna F.'s dead body was found later on the outskirts of Wiesbaden on June 6th, 2018. By the time the body was discovered, the rejected asylum seeker and his family had already left Germany for Iraq, where he was arrested by Kurdish security forces and brought back to Germany.
Ali B., who arrived in Germany in 2015 as an asylum-seeker, reportedly said that he had met Susanna F. through a mutual acquaintance three months prior to the incident and that the two would spend time together.
During the highly publicised trial, the man admitted to the murder but insisted the sex was consensual. Susanna's murder sparked far-right anti-migrant protests.