Bloody murder in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

born: 2001
stabbed to death: October 27, 2022
Residence: Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Bavaria)
Origin: Victim: Ukraine; Perpetrator: Jordan
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: Shadi B. (28 years old at the time of the crime)
At 7 a.m. Shadi walks up to the young Ukrainian woman Alina and stabs her in front of her house. She suffers life-threatening injuries and dies in the hospital.

Perpetrator and victim lived in the same accommodation for refugees. Alina works in a hotel as a chambermaid.

The perpetrator flees by bicycle; a public manhunt is launched. Shadi later eats a bratwurst in a mountain restaurant. The host recognizes him and calls the police. Shadi is arrested that night.

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.

Posted in Honor killing, Investigation.