US News: What we know about the killing of former German president's son - - PressFrom - United Kingdom
  •   
  •   

US News What we know about the killing of former German president's son

16:01  21 november  2019
16:01  21 november  2019 Source:   dw.com

Trump just issued multiple war crime pardons. Experts think it’s a bad idea.

  Trump just issued multiple war crime pardons. Experts think it’s a bad idea. Trump just issued multiple war crime pardons. Experts think it’s a bad idea.The unusual move puts Trump at odds with the judgement of the US military, an institution that he tends to revere in his rhetoric and prioritise in budget proposals.

A 57-year-old man is in psychiatric detention after the killing of a Berlin doctor — a son of late German President Richard von Weizsäcker. What do we know about the motive? Prosecutors did not elaborate, but the news magazine Der Spiegel speculated that the suspect held the doctor' s father

Man arrested after killing of Fritz von Weizsäcker during medical lecture.

a group of people standing in front of a building © Provided by Deutsche Welle

A 57-year-old man is in psychiatric detention after the killing of a Berlin doctor — a son of late German President Richard von Weizsäcker. Prosecutors have revealed the motive behind the attack.

Berlin prosecutors say the suspect in the stabbing of prominent physician Fritz von Weizsäcker admitted to a "delusional general aversion" to the victim's family.

However, there had been no prior contact, according to Martin Steltner, spokesman for Berlin city-state's prosecutors office.

The victim — a 59-year-old liver and Hepatitis specialist — was the youngest son of Germany's reunification President Richard von Weizsäcker.

Drug dealer jailed for 26 years for murdering Jodie Chesney

  Drug dealer jailed for 26 years for murdering Jodie Chesney A 19-year-old has been sentenced for life with a minimum term of 26 years for the murder of Jodie Chesney. Drug dealer Svenson Ong-a-Kwie and a 17-year-old boy were found guilty of murder during a trial at the Old Bailey earlier this month.Family and friends of the 17-year-old schoolgirl told Sky News how Jodie was attacked despite not "doing anything wrong" and how they have been unable to come to terms with her death.

Fritz von Weizsäcker, the son of late German President Richard von Weizsäcker, was stabbed while giving a medical lecture in Berlin. 'Stunned' by killing . Von Weizsäcker had a long career in medicine. He studied in Bonn and Heidelberg, followed by career steps in Freiburg in southern Germany

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday declared that the unrest had been put down. "The Iranian people have again succeeded in an historic test and shown they will not let enemies benefit from the situation, even What we know about the killing of former German president ' s son 1h ago.

The Schlosspark Clinic, where the day before Fritz von Weizsaecker, a son of former German President Richard von Weizsaecker, was stabbed to death. © Getty The Schlosspark Clinic, where the day before Fritz von Weizsaecker, a son of former German President Richard von Weizsaecker, was stabbed to death. The 57-year-old suspect was diagnosed with an "acute psychiatric illness," and sent to a secure unit.

What do we know about the motive?

Prosecutors did not elaborate, but the news magazine Der Spiegel speculated that the suspect held the doctor's father responsible for "Agent Orange" used by the US during the Vietnam War.

The late Richard von Weizsäcker was German president from 1984 until 1994.

Former German President Richard von Weizsaecker. © Getty Former German President Richard von Weizsaecker.

Before his political career, he was a manager at Boehringer, a chemical company and supplier of components used in Agent Orange. He later spoke of his "distress" at finding out about the defoliant after he had left the firm.

German scientists find 44-million-year-old caterpillar

  German scientists find 44-million-year-old caterpillar Scientists say it's the first time a fossil from a large butterfly species has been discovered preserved inside an ancient block of amber. They've described it as an "exceptional" find.Scientists say it's the first time a fossil from a large butterfly species has been discovered preserved inside an ancient block of amber. They've described it as an "exceptional" find.

"I am Anastasia," a documentary film about the German military's first transgender commander premiered in theaters on Thursday. What we know about the killing of former German president ' s son 1h ago.

News. Pope in Thailand urges action against sex tourism 24m ago. What we know about the killing of former German president ' s son 26m ago.

The tabloid newspaper Bild said the suspect, identified only as Gregor S. under Germany's privacy laws, regularly visited Thailand, and had an affinity to the Vietnamese people.

Public broadcaster SWR said police had searched the suspect's home, described as a "rundown apartment" in a housing block in Andernach, a small town on the Rhine river.

What happened during the attack?

During police questioning, the suspect said he had planned the attack in advance.

He had spotted an Internet announcement a day before von Weizsäcker held a lecture at Berlin's private Schlosspark Klinik. He then made a 600-kilometer (400-mile) train trip to the capital from his home in the western state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Soldiers carry the coffin of late former German President Richard von Weizsaecker. © Getty Soldiers carry the coffin of late former German President Richard von Weizsaecker. Towards the end of von Weizsäcker's address, the suspect approached the podium and stabbed him in the neck.

Dublin murder victim found in burning car named as convicted criminal Wayne Whelan

  Dublin murder victim found in burning car named as convicted criminal Wayne Whelan A 42-year-old criminal from west Dublin is the country’s latest murder victim. DNA tests have confirmed that Wayne Whelan was the man shot in the head on Monday night before his body was left in a burning car in Lucan.Because of the fire, investigators had to take DNA samples to positively identify the remains.Whelan - who had been living in the Lucan area for some years, but was originally from Clondalkin - was aware his life was under threat and had survived a murder attempt earlier this year.

What we know about the killing of former German president ' s son 1h ago. Climate activist's Holocaust remarks spark outrage in Germany 3h ago.

News. Pope in Thailand calls for action to protect women, children 15m ago. What we know about the killing of former German president ' s son 17m ago.

Despite efforts by medics, von Weizsäcker died of his injuries.

Around 20 guests at the lecture helped to apprehend the assailant.

An off-duty police officer also suffered serious injuries but is reportedly recovering.

The victim was 'open-minded' Weizsäcker family biographer Hans-Joachim Noack told Spiegel that Fritz von Weizsäcker as a physician and father of four children was "open-minded and fun-loving” and an "ardent enthusiast” of artificial intelligence.

"He appeared to me to be the most modern of this extended family,” said Noack. "I thought he was wonderful,” environmental scientist and cousin Ernst Ulrich von Weisäcker told Germany's dpa news agency.

'Terrible blow,' says Merkel

Police officers arrive at the Schlosspark Clinic, where the day before Fritz von Weizsaecker, a son of former German President Richard von Weizsaecker, was stabbed to death. © Getty Police officers arrive at the Schlosspark Clinic, where the day before Fritz von Weizsaecker, a son of former German President Richard von Weizsaecker, was stabbed to death. Steffen Seibert, spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel, described the fatal attack as a "terrible blow” for the Weizsäcker family and expressed condolences.

Berlin city-state Health Senator Dilek Kalayci said she condemned "uttlerly” attacks on doctors and nursing staff and thanked attendees at Tuesday's interrupted lecture for their "civil courage.”

"Many accomplished scientists and doctors had benefitted from Fritz von Weizsäcker's tutelage, wrote medical colleague Michael Geißler in an eulogy published by Die Welt on Wednesday.

"With great enthusiasm, he accompanied and supported young medical students on their way to becoming doctors," wrote Geißler, himself the son of the late Heiner Geißler, a high-serving veteran of Merkel's Christian Democratic (CDU) party.

Open clinic access to remain Germany's DKG Hospital Federation on Wednesday said installing access controls like those used at airports would violate the public's wish for open clinics.

Tuesday's attack was an "absolute exception”, said DKG president Gerald Gass, saying staff were trained to spot and deescalate tense situations. 

Eoin Boylan killing: Gardaí probing links between Coolock shooting and previous feud murders .
Five men have now died as a result of this ongoing feud.The 22-year-old was shot at least six times at his home in Clonshaugh Avenue in Coolock, north Dublin at around 5.15pm on Sunday evening and pronounced dead later at nearby Beaumont Hospital.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 0
This is interesting!