Man burns pregnant teenage girlfriend alive because he didn't want to be a father

Man burns pregnant teenage girlfriend alive because he didn't want to be a father
Published: 2016 February 23 08:31:13 (8342 Views)
A man in Germany desperate not to become a father burned his heavily pregnant teenager lover alive, leaving her body in the woods.

Eren Toben, 20, lured girlfriend Maria Peiner, 19, into a wood on the outskirts of Berlin with the help of old schoolfriend Daniel Mueller.

After pretending they were going shopping for baby clothes, the pair captured the girl, attacked her with a piece of wood, stabbed her with a bread knife and then poured petrol over her before setting her alight.

Maria was eight months pregnant and was looking forward to becoming a mother, the court heard.

But in January last year, Toben became nervous about the prospect of becoming a dad and hatched the plot to kill her.



The judge said: 'She was still conscious, it could have been 10, 20, 30 seconds – she was still moving.'

Maria's body was found by a walker the next day and the pair were soon arrested.

Toben's fingerprints were discovered on the handle of the knife found near her remains.

Speaking after the trial, Maria's brother said: 'I hope that our family can finally have some peace.'

Both men were jailed for 14 years.



Source - Metro

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