Honour killing story

born: 1996
attempted murder: 5 December 2016
Location: Weil im Schönbuch (near Stuttgart)
Origin: Afghanistan
Children: 2 daughters (1 and 4 years)
Perpetrator: her husband (30 years)
At the age of 13 Leila was married by her parents to a man who is about 10 years older for a bridal rate of 1500 euros. The marriage is violent.

In February 2016 they will come to Germany with a little daughter. Later, Leila will give economic reasons for the "flight". Another daughter is born.

Leila is 21 years old and lives in a refugee shelter in Weil im Schönbuch (Böblingen district). On 5 December 2017 her husband stabbed his sleeping wife 13 times with a knife. She screams for help, neighbours call the aid workers. Leila is flown to the clinic with a rescue helicopter, undergoes an emergency operation and survives only just.

After the crime the perpetrator jumps out of the window, flees and is later arrested in Böblingen. The children are taken into the care of the Youth Care Office.

In August, the Stuttgart Regional Court sentences the perpetrator to 11 years' imprisonment for attempted murder and the infliction of serious bodily harm. The reason given by the judge for the mild verdict is that the perpetrator feels hurt in his honour.

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