The accused Abdul Malik A. (29) at the start of the trial in the Berlin district court
By: ANNE LOSENSKY
05.04.2022 - 21:16
Berlin – A hobby gardener is trimming mahonia in the front yard when a man comes by and stabs her into a coma. The trial before the Berlin district court began on Tuesday.
Room 700. Accused: Abdul Malik A. (29) from Afghanistan. Since 2015 in Berlin. Apartment in Wilmersdorf. "A very nice guy," says his cousin to BILD. An insidious murderer who was prevented by others from completing his bloody work, says the Berlin Attorney General's Office.
The accidental victim Regina G. (58) is paralyzed today, a nursing case
Flashback: It's September 4, 2021, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Regina G. (58) trims shrubs in front of her rental house at the corner of Güntzelstrasse and Prinzregentenstrasse in Wilmersdorf. Shortly there afternoon , nothing is as it was: stitches in the neck and head, coma, forever requiring nursing care. She only survived because her neighbor Klaus F. (66) interfered with the words: "Tell me, are you crazy, leave the woman alone!"
The spot where the woman was stabbed
Photo: Timo Beurich
The former nurse plays the drums, and was coming from rehearsal. This is how he experienced the madness of the attack: "I see a well-dressed man in a blue caftan, blue trousers, creases. The woman is busy with the hedge trimmer in the front yard. He approaches from behind. A scream. She kneels. He is holding her hair with his right hand and a knife to her neck with his left.”
Klaus F. continues: "I shout: 'Leave the woman alone!' He looks pitiful. He drops her and comes for me. Gets the throat and larynx. I ran to the barber shop with the last of my strength and call out: 'Get the police, they want to kill a woman!'"
Klaus F. (66) stepped in and protected his neighbor from further stab wounds
Photo: Olaf Selchow
The knifeman smiles. He relies on a self-defense claim: "The woman attacked me! She had big scissors. I only have a small knife for bread and melons.” The judge: “Did you mind that the woman cut flowers?” The knifeman gently: “Yes, beautiful flowers, please don't cut them, I said.” His lawyer emphasizes: “He has no problem with women!”
ATTACK ON GARDENER
Berlin pensioner Klaus stopped the Afghan knife
BLOOD DEATH IN BERLIN
The Two Faces of the Knife Afghan
A police officer (49) who arrested him at the time: "He said his God had ordered the woman to be killed because she kept cutting the flowers."
Instead of being in jail, the knifeman is now behind bars in the psycho hospital. “The food is better there too,” he says with satisfaction. The judge: “The woman is paralyzed today!” The accused: “God sees everything. Mistakes happen. I'm not a terrorist. Send me back home. Or release me!”
The verdict is due to be issued on May 24th.