In the murder trial for the death of a 19-year-old sunk in the Weser, the Verden district court sentenced the three defendants to several years in prison on Thursday. The chamber could not prove a homicide of the two men and the woman. It is therefore certain that the 19-year-old died in April 2020 on the property of the 41-year-old defendant. The process could not clarify the exact circumstances of how the woman was killed. What is certain, however, is that the naked corpse was tied to a concrete slab and thrown over a bridge railing into the river in the Nienburg district of Lower Saxony. The prosecution had accused the three Germans of murder.

According to the verdict, the 41-year-old has been sentenced to eight years in prison for severe forced prostitution, rape, attempted rape, attempted sexual assault and dangerous bodily harm by omission. The 54-year-old defendant was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison for aiding and abetting forced prostitution, aiding and abetting rape, aiding and abetting attempted rape, aiding and abetting attempted sexual assault and dangerous bodily harm by omission.

The 40-year-old defendant has been sentenced to two years and nine months in prison. The board held aiding and abetting forced prostitution, aiding and abetting rape, aiding and abetting attempted rape, aiding and abetting attempted sexual assault, dangerous bodily harm through omission and illicit drug delivery as proven. The judgments are not yet final. (Ref. 1 Ks 113/20).

The presiding judge stated that it was a complicated circumstantial process in which there were only a few possibilities for clarification.

The chamber is therefore convinced that all three defendants know how the seriously mentally ill 19-year-old died.

But in court, the two men and the woman did not comment on the 19-year-old's death.

According to the court, it is most likely that she was strangled.

But it is also possible that she suffocated or was killed by being given too much salt, according to the presiding judge.

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