The accused had admitted on the first day of the trial that he, masked with a balaclava, robbed a 69-year-old pensioner living alone in his house and took 800 euros from him. To do this, the man had used a stun gun, threatened the pensioner with a knife and, before leaving the scene, tied him up with cable ties.
Stun gun "of miserable quality"
The psychiatric expert was asked to give his opinion on the question of what influence the defendant's drug use over many years had on the crime. According to the court, the mandatory break will now also be used to have the bavarian state criminal investigation office check the stun gun used in the robbery. The defendant had claimed that the vehicle came from romania, was therefore of poor quality and could not have seriously injured the pensioner.
Although the crime took place one and a half years ago, the pensioner still suffers considerably from the psychological consequences. He sleeps badly, the witness told the court, and often jumps when something "creaks" in the old house with its many wooden beams, out of bed, because he thinks there is someone in the house again. Then he searches all the rooms down to the basement, shines the flashlight into all the corners, before he goes back to bed, but of course cannot sleep.
The accused finds it "despicable" to injure old people during a robbery
The robber, who knew his victim by sight, had sneaked into the victim's house on hauptstrabe in hochberg near wurzburg when the pensioner was carrying the plum harvest from his garden into the house in buckets and did not lock and unlock the house every time he did so. On the first day of the trial, the defendant had tried to calm his victim: he had not wanted to harm him, but only needed money to buy drugs. He finds it "despicable" to injure old people during a robbery, as is often shown on television.