:Murderers of Elias and Mohamed again in court
In May, a spectacular case will be rolled up again in Potsdam district court. Silvio S. (36), the murderer of the two boys Elias (6) and Mohamed (4), will stand trial again. Maybe he comes in preventive detention. This is reported by the MAZ.
The Federal Court of Justice ruled in June 2017 that the Landgericht Potsdam must re-examine the dangerousness of the man. The generally unlimited period of preventive detention is the strongest means of protecting the company from particularly dangerous offenders (Ref .: 5 StR 8/17).
Silvio S. had attracted, abused and killed six-year-old Elias and four-year-old Mohamed. In 2015, the then 32-year-old, who lived in isolation, was caught.
Public prosecutor’s office had appealed
The Potsdam judges sentenced Silvio S. to life imprisonment for murder and child abuse. They also noted the particular severity of the blame, which makes early release difficult. However, the preventive detention refused them. An appraiser had not certified him a propensity to commit further serious crimes.
The prosecution appealed, which was followed by the 5th Criminal Division of the BGH in Leipzig. The Potsdam court has made mistakes in the overall assessment, said the presiding judge. Neither did it sufficiently weight the rapid succession of the two murders nor the inhumane manner in which the deeds were committed. (BLZ / dpa)