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Seven years in prison for priest

A 33-year-old pastor needs to imprisoned for seven years, because he has choked his wife two years ago, half-dead. The Zurich Supreme court confirmed the first instance judgment of the district court of Zurich, almost entirely.

To Serve the sentence of imprisonment, the Eritreans have to leave Switzerland. The Supreme court spoke as the first instance of a ten-year national referral. Unlike the district court, it is ordered but no entry in the Schengen information system. This is because at the time of the relevant statutory provisions had been absent. The man could move to a neighboring country.

In November of 2016, there was as often to be a dispute between the accused and his four years younger wife. After they had each other, yelled at, choked, the man the woman to unconsciousness. The two small children were in the room, did not prevent him, put on the floor and on top of that, several leg kicks to the head and face. The woman suffered serious injuries.

killing intent before court

Then recognized the man called the police. In the first two interrogations he indicated that he wanted to kill his wife and later himself. You have had a separation intentions, and it would be better if both were dead.Later, he denied any intention to kill. Nevertheless, the district court awarded him in November of 2017, the attempted intentional killing of guilty and imposed a seven-year prison sentence.

Before the high court, the Accused accepted the guilty verdict of the first instance, is appealable. He wanted to obtain a penalty reduction. So he was unsuccessful.

wife takes the blame on himself

The man pastor of the Eritrean Orthodox Church in the cantons of Zurich and Schaffhausen. The Supreme court will process more than a dozen community members came up with a pastor. The wife of the accused, was questioned as a witness after she had waived a private claimant. She took all the blame on himself. You have provoked her husband and insulted.

That in the past, the police several times because of domestic violence had to intervene, and that two days before the fact was expelled the man from the apartment, had been your error: you have called for no reason the police, if you had been angry.

her husband was a Good that did her to Suffer anything. She wanted to the - at the time-arranged - marriage to maintain. The man should come home soon, the kids missing him. As often as possible, visited with the children in the prison, the father who is already in the early prison.


The man who had already conceded a few years ago, he has a record for violence and threats against officials, she said, how sorry for him all do. The court recognized, however, "great insight and remorse", as the Chairman said. Especially the Accused to have pity with yourself.

He had acted in a goal-oriented and had no intention of killing his wife, even if not planned in advance. It remained in the attempt, had not his merit. Certainly, the woman have also contributed to the conflict, for such a heavy fact, it was "not a motive". (sda)

Created: 12.12.2018, 08:07 PM

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