A 19-year-old is dead.
02/16/2018 Philippe Debionne
Afghan wanted to drown his ex-girlfriend, but he couldn’t swim
Spandau — After a fight with his girlfriend, a 19-year-old went completely insane, and wanted to drown the girl in the river Havel. The 17-year-old was able to save herself, the perpetrator (a non-swimmer) sank in the icy water. And now he has passed away from the consequences.
On December 19th, according to the findings of the police, the asylum seeker from Afghanistan pushed his 17-year-old German girlfriend on Spandauer Bergwall into the Havel. Then he jumped behind and tried several times to push the young woman under the water — but failed. Instead, the 17-year-old managed to swim away and reach the safe shore. The savage had less luck: since he couldn’t swim, he sank in the — only 2° (36°F) — cold Havel.
The fire brigade and water police who were called to the site were able to pull the Afghan out of the water and revive him. He was then taken to the intensive care unit of the Virchow Clinic. Here he immediately fell into a coma.
Although two days after the fact, the man was — according to public prosecutor’s office — “still not responsive” and was still in a coma, nevertheless, an arrest warrant was issued against him “for attempted homicidal assault with low motives”.
On February 14, St. Valentine’s Day, the 19-year-old eventually died from the consequences of his evil deed, without ever having regained consciousness, as confirmed by the Senate justice administration on Friday.
His 17-year-old victim suffered from severe hypothermia following the attempted murder, but was otherwise uninjured.