Death of Daniel H. in Chemnitz: Defendant Alaa S. exchanges public defender

Alaa S. is in court next week because he is said to be responsible for a deadly knife attack in Chemnitz. Now it has become known that he has a new public defender.

The defendant in the case of the deadly knife attack in Chemnitz has changed his public defender. This confirmed Ricarda Lang, the defender of Alaa S.

She told the SPIEGEL that the defendant had been trying for months to absolve Oliver Marson. At the urging of the defense of the district Chemnitz had this request now met. As new public defender Frank Wilhelm pressures from Crimmitschau was ordered.

The trial against Alaa S begins next Monday. He is said to have stabbed 35-year-old Daniel H. this past August. Among other things, the Syrian is accused of joint crime. The second suspect, Farhad A., is on the run. The Iraqi has been seeking an international arrest warrant for months.

After Daniel Hs violent death there were demonstrations and riots in Chemnitz, in which also members of the meanwhile smashed suspected right-wing extremist terror cell "Revolution Chemnitz" should have been involved. The incidents plunged the government into a serious crisis, at the end of which the chief of the protection of the constitution, Hans-Georg Maaßen, had to leave his post.

ref: spiegel