The murderer of the Berlin doctor Fritz von Weizsäcker has died.

He was found dead in his room in the correctional hospital on April 18, a spokesman for the Berlin public prosecutor's office said on Friday.

The "Bild" newspaper had previously reported on it.

“We are conducting a death investigation.

There is no evidence of third-party debt."

The man from Andernach (Rhineland-Palatinate) was sentenced to twelve years in prison in the summer of 2020 for the murder of the doctor and the attempted murder of a police officer.

The court also ordered her to be placed in a psychiatric hospital.

The public prosecutor saw hatred of the family of the deceased as a motive, in particular his father, the former Federal President Richard von Weizsäcker (1920-2015).

Fritz von Weizsäcker was stabbed to death on November 19, 2019 in the Berlin Schlossparkklinik towards the end of a lecture.

According to the verdict, the perpetrator had insidiously rammed a knife into his neck for base motives.

The professor died.

The policeman who overpowered the attacker was seriously injured.

A report had confirmed the man had a mental disorder.

His ability to control was significantly reduced.

As a result, he was not sentenced to life imprisonment, as is usual for murder.