Jilted lover on trial for allegedly stabbing ex-girlfriend 76 times and nearly decapitating her in gruesome attack in Germany
A Turkish man is on trial for stabbing his pregnant ex-girlfriend 76 times and nearly decapitating her before hiding her bloodied corpse under a pile of leaves near her parents’ house.
Alim Kaymaz, 24, who lives in the town of Bergkamen in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, reportedly confessed to killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend Juvy-Ann, 22, by stabbing her 76 times on January 14.
The 24-year-old was reported by local media to have butchered his ex-girlfriend, who was in the fourth month of pregnancy, with a knife, cutting Juvy-Ann’s throat so deeply that he almost decapitated her.
Kaymaz then buried her corpse under a pile of leaves about 100m from her parent’s house.
The Dortmund District Court, where the trial is underway, issued an official report stating that Kaymaz also raped the 22-year-old woman at least twice in his apartment in Bergkamen.
The court heard Juvy-Ann ended her relationship with Kaymaz after she learned he was cheating on her with another woman, but he could not accept the breakup.
Prosecutor Svenja Hanneforth said Kaymaz regularly mistreated the victim and even previously cut her hair following a disagreement.
Juvy-Ann’s family claimed Kaymaz used to control, beat, and abuse his ex-girlfriend.
Juvy-Ann’s mother said he even threatened to kill her daughter if she ever thought of leaving him.
“Every few weeks she came to us with injuries,” she said.
“She was beaten and tortured, but she kept going back to him.
“The relationship was shaped by the desire to control it.”
‘She was beaten and tortured, but she kept going back to him.’
Kaymaz reportedly confessed to the killing while under interrogation in April.
Local media reported that he couldn’t explain why he lost control as he wanted to be a father and that the 24-year-old also apologised and regretted his actions.
Kaymaz is facing manslaughter charges at Dortmund District Court in hearings that will likely last until September.
“After the investigation was completed, details of the murder could not be established with the necessary certainty,” public prosecutor Felix Giesenregen, 35, told Bild.
Criminal law specialist Dr Arabella Pooth told Bild murder was punishable by a life sentence in Germany, but that the requirements were high.
“The act must have been insidious, committed out of greed or other so-called base motives,” she said.
“Other murder characteristics such as lust, cruelty or covering up of another crime rarely play a role in trials.”
He will also face rape charges after another ex-partner also accused him of rape.