Two girls 12 and 13 years old they confessed to having stabbed to death to his companion of 12 years, Louise, in a wooded area near his home in Freudenberg, in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Luise had disappeared last Saturday afternoon, and her body was found the next day after an intense police search. The police confirmed that the girl she was stabbed more than 30 times with a small knife and died from stab wounds and consequent loss of blood.
The two girls had been summoned to give their testimony because of their closeness to the victim, but during the statement they ended up confessing to the crime, according to Florian Locker, head of the homicide department at the Koblenz police. Both suspects knew Luise very well and were at her house the day of her disappearance.
Although the girls are too young to be held criminally responsible of his acts in Germany, the authorities continue to search for the knife or knives used in the crime.
The case has shocked the local community and revived memories of the notorious murder of James Bulger in England in 1993when two 10-year-old boys kidnapped and A 2-year-old boy was murdered.
The governor of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hendrik Wuest, declared that the state is “in mourning” and promised that the authorities would do everything possible to discover the motive and circumstances of the crime. The school Esther-Bejarano of Freudenberg he also mourned the loss of his student, classmate and friend Luise in a statement.
The case has generated a great impact on the German public opinion, who has been shocked that two girls so young were capable of committing such a heinous crime. Also has generated a debate on criminal responsibility of minors and on the need to prevent violence between young people.
The prosecution has confirmed that the two girls are receiving psychological treatment and that it is being investigatedi have suffered abuse or some kind of trauma that may have influenced their behavior.
The case is still under investigation and more details about the circumstances of the crime and the girls’ motives are expected to be revealed in the coming days. Meanwhile, the Freudenberg community and the entire country continue to shocked by the tragedy and mourning the loss of Luise.