The 25-year-old Turk, wanted by authorities because he skipped a police check, is suspected of stabbing and killing a teenage girl on Monday.
He turned himself in to police early Monday evening. Police said the suspect was known to the authorities. Authorities had initially said they were looking for a man of “North African appearance with glossy black hair”.
Homeless people in Viersen’s Casino garden park found the victim, muttering “I’m dying, I’m dying” in German, and collapsing soon afterwards. They then alerted the police.
The area where the victim’s body was found, is reportedly often frequented by homeless alcoholics, but the park is generally considered by locals to be safe, according to German tabloid Bild. The teenage girl appeared to have been well-groomed however.
The Alternative for Germany (AfD) tweeted “another one-off incident,” a sarcastic reference to a murder by an Iraqi migrant last week.
Germany’s migration policy and asylum system is increasingly coming under scrutiny, following the killing of a 14-year-old Jewish girl by the Iraqi asylum seeker in Wiesbaden.
The suspect, identified only as Ali B, was arrested by officials in northern Iraq last Friday and brought back to Germany the following day. Wiesbaden police said that he had confessed to the crime.
Conservatives have pointed out that potentially dangerous migrants with rejected asylum requests can make use of Germany’s prolonged appeals process. Such appeals can regularly stretch across a number of years, staving off the threat of deportation and allowing migrants to remain in Germany.
The alleged perpetrator in the Susanna murder case, Ali B, is also probably older than stated according to the Iraqi Consulate General in Frankfurt who informed the prosecutor in Wiesbaden and the police headquarters of West Hesse on Tuesday.
Accordingly, the accused is a 21-year-old born in March 1997, because this date coincides with his Iraqi exit papers.
If the details of the Consulate General are correct, it could have a significant impact on him. Because the suspect would then not necessarily be convicted in a juvenile court, since he was already 21 years old at the time of the crime.
The rejected asylum seeker had confessed to the assassination of Susanna Feldman in Mainz on Sunday. However, he denied the rape allegations. He had murdered the 14-year-old after a quarrel because he was afraid she would inform the police.
Ali B is a repeat offender, with robbery and assault charges against him. He also attacked a police officer and was taken into custody. In addition, there is still rape charge of an eleven-year migrant girl in an asylum shelter that has not been investigated.
AFD Bundestag member Sebastian Münzenmaier received a copy of Ali B’s papers from the Iraqi ambassador to Germany, Dhia Hadi Mahmoud Al-Dabbass. According to Münzenmaier, the Iraqi ambassador was amazed saying that the suspect could have traveled to Turkey with such documents, even though they were actually intended only for direct entry into Iraq.
For Münzenmaier, the case is further proof of the need for a committee of inquiry into the refugee policy of the Federal Government and its consequences. “After innumerable transgressions by the BAMF, there are also investigation gaps and inconsistencies here. A Committee of Inquiry on immigration policy is more necessary than ever,” said the AFD member of the Bundestag.
Alice Weidel, co-leader of the AfD party, noted: “Susanna is dead. Maria from Freiburg; Mia from Kandel; Mireille from Flensburg; and now Susanna from Mainz….”