Two girls aged 12 and 13 accused of stabbing friend to death in Germany

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Luise F

20th March 2023 -(Hobenhain) Two young girls, aged 12 and 13, have been accused of brutally stabbing a 12-year-old girl to death in the woods. The victim, identified as Luise F, was reportedly one of the accused’s best friends. The incident occurred in the village of Hohenhain, Germany, on 11th March, when Luise was visiting her friend’s house.

According to reports, an argument ensued between Luise and her friend when the victim made fun of her friend’s family in Germany. Luise failed to return home, prompting her parents to contact the police. Her body was found the next day in a wooded area near a disused train station in Wildenburg, some two kilometres from her home. An autopsy revealed she had died from exsanguination due to multiple stab wounds.

Investigations revealed contradictions in the two girls’ statements, which led them to eventually admit to the crime. The girls were removed from their families and school and placed in a state facility as they are under the age of criminal responsibility.

Authorities believe that Luise’s best friend, the 13-year-old suspect, forced the younger suspect to take part in the crime. The motive behind the killing remains unclear. However, Prosecutor Mario Mannweiler stated that what may be a motive for a child to commit a deed may not necessarily be apparent to an adult.

The incident has shocked the local community, and Luise’s family is understandably devastated. They have called for justice for their daughter, who they say was a kind and loving girl.

This tragic incident highlights the need to address child crime and the responsibility of parents in preventing such incidents. While the girls are too young to be charged criminally, they must be held accountable for their actions. It is important for parents to educate their children on the consequences of their actions and teach them empathy and respect for others.