Honour killing story

born: 1967
stabbed to death: 21 February 2011
Residence: Heilbronn
Origin: Kosovo
Children: 3 (12, 16, 18 years)
Perpetrator: her divorced husband (47 years, already 17 years in Germany)
There is very little to be found about this case: Around the middle of the nineties Susa and her husband from Kosovo come to Germany. Since December 2010 they live separately in Heilbronn. They have the German nationality and three children together.

On February 21, 2011, the man stabs his divorced wife 20 times. Then he tries to poison himself, but still calls the ambulance service. The murder weapon is found in the apartment. The three children, who lived with their mother, are taken under the care of the youth care. They are later placed with relatives (or foster families).

In January 2012, the regional court of Heilbronn sentences the perpetrator to 13 years and 6 months imprisonment for manslaughter. The motivation says that the marriage was characterized by violence against wife and children. The woman had to flee several times to a women's shelter. In the end, the perpetrator could not accept that his wife would make her own decisions and leave him. The perpetrator listens to the verdict without moving.

Susa is not the real name of the woman.

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