After the violent death of a centenarian in Hamburg-Stellingen, an arrest warrant was issued against her grandson on suspicion of manslaughter. This was announced by the police on Wednesday. The investigation into the motive and the course of events continued. The "Hamburger Abendblatt" had previously reported.
According to the police, the 37-year-old himself dialed the emergency number early Monday morning and said that he had killed his grandmother. The officers found the lifeless woman in the apartment. The hundred-year-old died as a result of considerable violence.
According to the police, the suspect did not live in his grandmother's apartment. Other people were not present. The 37-year-old was arrested at the scene without resistance, it said.
On Wednesday, the public prosecutor's office announced further details in response to questions from the media. According to the preliminary autopsy result, it can be assumed that the 100-year-old died of a severed spinal cord in the neck area - caused by sharp and blunt force. The suspected crime tool was an ax found at the crime scene, said senior prosecutor Liddy Oechtering.
The public prosecutor's office also provided further information about the grandson. He did not comment on the crime before the magistrate and had no “notifiable previous convictions”.