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Birmenstorf: Romanian Man at the Center of a Double Murder

  • By The Swiss Times
  • 1 February 2024

In Birmenstorf, a harrowing incident at a local hotel leads to murder charges against two men, unveiling a grim tale of violence and neglect.

Birmenstorf: Romanian Man at the Center of a Double Murder

The serene atmosphere of Birmenstorf was shattered when the Baden public prosecutor’s office charged two young men with murder, rooted in a chilling event from the summer of 2022. The duo had taken up temporary residence in a hotel where a 60-year-old local’s life was cut short.

The victim, who had opted for an extended stay at the hotel, was found deceased, his absence unnoticed for a time due to the privacy of his long-term arrangement. The Aargau public prosecutor’s office disclosed that the grim discovery led to a swift focus on two individuals residing on the same floor, culminating in their arrest.

At the heart of the accusations is a 25-year-old from Romania, whose alleged brutality has led to a murder charge. The prosecution is advocating for an 18-year sentence, highlighting the severity of the crime. Alongside, a 24-year-old German faces charges, his role deemed less active, yet culpable, with a recommended sentence of 5 years for assault and neglecting to aid the victim.

The forensic examination painted a harrowing picture of the victim’s final moments, attributing his death to sustained pressure on his torso and neck. The backdrop to this tragedy was an altercation among the men, as per the accused’s statements, setting the stage for the ensuing violence.

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