Honour killing story

Stefan Raaff
born: 1967
shot: 10 December 2012
Residence: Frechen (near Cologne) / Kerpen
Provenance: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Iran
Children: 1
Perpetrator: Nasser A. (46 years)
Nasser (also: Narza) comes from Iran, runs the kiosk "Em Veedel" in Cologne and is married. The couple lives in Kerpen and has a son. They divorced in 2010 and it became official at the end of 2012. There is a dispute about guardianship.

Nasser believes that his ex-wife is having an affair with the professional boxer Stefan Raaff. The two men know each other from the martial arts school. It is possible that Nasser supplies his trainer with illegal drugs, opium, painkillers, amphetamines, etc.

The professional boxer, however, is with another woman (a Swedish woman), with whom he has a common flat in Frechen. Elsewhere it is said that Stefan lives in Dormagen and visits his girlfriend on the night of the crime. The boxer also probably has a daughter, who probably lives with her mother (unclear).

On 10 December 2012, Nasser will lure him into an ambush. That night, Stefan teaches at a martial arts centre and then drives home in his car. He gets out. Nasser shoots him in the street. The emergency doctor can't save him. Despite the manhunt, the killer is not caught. Since Stefan also works as a bouncer, the initial assumption is that this is a biker-fight. Only 9 days later, Nasser is arrested in his Cologne kiosk.

The process will start in August 2013. Nasser remains silent. A policewoman reports that Stefan clearly felt threatened. A witness is supposed to provide Nasser with an alibi, but makes himself implausible in court. An expert declares that the perpetrator is egocentric, possessive, controlling and constantly concerned with honour and culture. For an unknown reason, the ex-wife of the perpetrator (who works as a carer at a primary school) refuses to testify.

In November, the Cologne court sentences the perpetrator to life imprisonment. The defence lawyers lodge an appeal.

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