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Germany is shaken by the murder of a 12-year-old girl. Her peer pleaded guilty.



Children under the age of 14 do not bear criminal responsibility in Germany

Germany is shaken by the murder of a 12-year-old girl, Luisa, whose body was found in the woods near her home in the village of Hohenhain in western Germany on Sunday. German police have now announced that the girls, aged 12 and 13, have confessed to the murder.

Luisa’s parents reported her missing on Saturday afternoon when she did not return home after visiting a friend. They launched a large-scale search operation involving several dozen police officers, a helicopter, drones and tracking dogs. Her body was found on Sunday in a wooded area near her home in villages Hohenhain near the town of Freudenberg.

German authorities said the 12-year-old died of multiple stab wounds and subsequent blood loss. Prosecutor from the city of Koblenz Mario Mannweiler announced that the girls knew each other. No weapon has yet been found, and there is no evidence of third-party involvement or sexual assault.

The motive for the murder is not yet known. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia Hendrik Wüst announced that he was stunned by the murder. “It is unimaginable and almost unbearable that children would be capable of such acts,” he said.

German authorities have not released more details about the case due to the age of the two suspects, who are too young to be held criminally responsible for the act. In Germany, criminal liability begins at the age of 14. Head of Homicide at Koblenz Florian Locker only confirmed to the police that the two girls confessed to the murder. The youth office is currently taking care of them, according to the German news agency DPA.

Source: Rtvslo

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