Afghan migrant who stabbed ex-girlfriend, 15, to death in Germany is found hanged
Afghan migrant who stabbed ex-girlfriend, 15, to death in Germany is found hanged in his prison cell
- Migrant identified only as Abdul Mobin D was jailed last year for killing his ex
- Admitted stabbing Mia V to death in a fit of jealousy after she broke up with him
- On Thursday he was found hanged in a juvenile prison in western Germany
- Prison officials say there was no suicide note, but it appears he strangled himself
An Afghan migrant who murdered his 15-year-old German ex-girlfriend has been found hanged in his prison cell.
The man, who was identified only as Abdul Mobin D due to German privacy laws, was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison last September for stabbing former partner Mia V to death.
Prosecutors said his body was found at a juvenile prison in Schifferstadt early on Thursday, and it appears he had strangled himself.
Afghan asylum seeker Abdul Mobin D (right) was found hanged in his cell at a juvenile prison in Schifferstadt after admitting murdering his girlfriend Mia V (left) last September
The chemist’s in Kandel, south west Germany, were Mia V was stabbed to death just weeks after she broke up with her ‘mean and jealous’ boyfriend Abdul Mobin D
Frankenthal Senior Attorney Hubert Ströber told Bild that there are no indications of outside influence, but added that investigations are still ongoing because no suicide note was found either.
Abdul admitted stabbing his ex, identified only as Mia V, at a drugstore in the town of Kandel on December 27, 2017.
The attacker was overpowered by witnesses who restrained him until police officers arrived.
Prosecutors believe Abdul, who said he was from Afghanistan, acted out of jealousy after the girl broke up with him.
Besides his nationality, doubts were raised about his age, which he said was 15 at the time of the crime.
Mia V was stalked and threatened by her ex-boyfriend in the weeks before she was stabbed to death
An expert estimated him to be between 17 and a half and 20 but, given the uncertainty, the proceedings were held behind closed doors and under juvenile penal rules.
Abdul arrived in the German state of Hesse in April 2016 as an unaccompanied refugee, telling the authorities he was 15 years old.
His request for asylum was rejected in February 2017 but he was not immediately deported.
Abdul and Mia V had reportedly had a relationship which lasted several months, but she broke up with him early December after he became ‘jealous and mean’.
The victim’s father David V said he and his family initially welcomed Abdul ‘like a son’ as ‘otherwise he would have had nobody’, but added that he always doubted his age.
‘He is never in a million years 15 years old. We hope that through the procedure [age test] that we will now know his true age,’ he said.
Following the end of the relationship, Abdul reportedly stalked and threatened Mia V which saw her parents file a complaint, accusing the Afghan national of insults, threats and coercion.
Far-right protesters in Chemnitz in ex-communist eastern Germany after the alleged fatal stabbing of a German man by two immigrants from Iraq and Syria
The murders of Mia V and Daniel Hillig have been seized upon by the far-right in its campaign against migrants
Police officers had notified the asylum seeker of proceedings over the harassment on the morning of the fatal stabbing.
Despite the doubts over the age of many migrants entering the country, German doctors have resisted calls for medical testing, describing it as unethical.
The case is one in a string of high-profile crimes allegedly committed by asylum seekers that have stoked popular anger against the new arrivals.
This has in turn put pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel over her liberal refugee policy, which saw more than one million migrants enter the country in 2015 alone.