MMore than five months after the violent death of 35-year-old Daniel H. on the outskirts of the Chemnitz City Festival, new details about the alleged facts of the indictment become known. According to information from NDR, WDR, MDR and SZ, it could have been in the deadly dispute over cocaine. The main suspect Farhad A. is said to have been as well as Daniel H. under the influence of drugs.
The indictment apparently relies on a witness who is now threatened. According to the statement, Farhad A. had attacked the later victim Daniel H. at 3 o'clock that night and asked for a "map". He should have taken a finger on the nose and inhaled audible, so have played cocaine cold. Also with Daniel H. the legal medicine should have determined cocaine consumption in small quantities. Whether the perpetrators and victims knew each other, the police apparently could not clarify.
Farhad A. hugged Daniel H. and discussed something with him. According to information from NDR, WDR, MDR and SZ it came thereby to a dispute, as a result Farhad A. went to the ground. The Syrian refugee Alaa S. then Farhad A. hastened to the aid and together they then Daniel H. were attacked with one knife.
Did the second suspect stabbed Daniel H.?
Whether the now accused Alaa S. but actually had a knife with him, appears contentious. The police could only find a knife that contained the DNA of the later victim. According to information from NDR, WDR, MDR and SZ, Alaa S. could not detect any traces on the stabbing weapon. Also, the autopsy could not provide a clear result on the number of knives used.
A witness, who is said to have witnessed the crime from a distance of about 50 meters, confirms that S. participated in the attack, but contrary to his interpreter's claim he denies that he spoke of "stabbing". Thereupon the witness should have been put under pressure. Known by Alaa S. had visited him at his workplace and directed him to be sent back to his home in the coffin and hit him with a chair.
The fatal incident on 26 August 2018 had triggered a series of xenophobic demonstrations in Chemnitz, which caused a stir throughout Germany. Farhad A. has been on the run since the crime. Against S. the Chemnitz district court is currently facing an indictment, the approval of which, according to a spokeswoman, will be decided in the coming days.