The 26-year-old assumed that his later victim had planned or initiated the attack in Mannheim. "The accused was angry and frustrated, felt betrayed, hurt in his reputation and honor," said Judge Hütt.
"Retribution had become the life content of the accused.After the decision, there were riots in the stairwell of the district court. Relatives of the victim and the defendant yelled at each other and insulted each other loudly. Only judicial officers and several police officers were able to separate the two groups. Already on earlier days of the trial there had been some harsh insults in the courtroom.Among other things, the trial took place under strict safety precautions because of the connection to the 2018 banned boxing club " Ottomans ". Spectators and journalists were searched and scanned at the entrance to the court. The trial began in October 2018 and was originally scheduled to end in spring. In March, however, the chairman of the chamber fell ill. After a break of ten weeks, the main trial was continued with a substitute judge at the beginning of June.