Man who killed his girlfriend and called police gets life sentence

Ramona B.
born: 1994
stabbed to death: February 6, 2022
Residence: Neutraubling (near Regensburg)
Origin: Perpetrator: Romania
Children: 1 daughter (9 years old at the time of the crime)
Perpetrator: her boyfriend Rolf S. (36 years old at the time of the crime)
In the early morning of Feb. 6, 2022, a Romanian murders his girlfriend in Neutraubling near Regensburg with 24 knife wounds. She has a child from another relationship that she had very early. At the time of the crime, mother and daughter are in the same bed. The perpetrator intended to traumatize the daughter, as will be explained later in court. A divorce had presented itself, which the perpetrator did not want to accept.

After the crime, he called the police. He is arrested in the apartment. The daughter is returned to her biological father.

In November, the trial begins before the court in Regensburg. A witness reports who spoke to the perpetrator online a few days before the crime about 15 years in prison. By the end of November, there is already a verdict: life in prison.

One can argue whether this is an honor killing or the act of an impulsive alcoholic perpetrator of violence. The many knife stabs and the staging of the crime may indicate a motive of honor, but also special cruelty.

What is an honour killing?

An honour killing is a murder in the name of honour. If a brother murders his sister to restore family honour, it is an honour killing. According to activists, the most common reasons for honour killings are as the victim:

Questions about honour killings

  • refuses to cooperate in an arranged marriage.

  • wants to end the relationship.

  • was the victim of rape or sexual assault.

  • was accused of having a sexual relationship outside of marriage.

Human rights activists believe that 100,000 honour killings are carried out every year, most of which are not reported to the authorities and some are even deliberately covered up by the authorities themselves, for example because the perpetrators are good friends with local policemen, officials or politicians. Violence against girls and women remains a serious problem in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Serbia and Turkey.

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