Thursday’s trial of a German electrician was held. He was accused of murdering one man and of mutilating many others by performing illegal operations to their genitals.
The 66 year-old told a Munich regional court that he performed the procedures at men’s request.
The defendant, whose identity was not released, claimed that he offered sexual services to start earning money to pay his debts.
Pictured: A man accused of murder by omission, left, sits in the courtroom with his lawyer Peter Schnelle before his trial begins, in Munich, Germany. Thursday, October 28, 2021
According to German news agency dpa reports, the man would allegedly perform surgery on his kitchen table in Markt Schwaben.
Later, the man allegedly grew in his skills by performing operations on his kitchen counter in the Bavarian town Markt Schwaben. He then claimed to his victims that he was a trained doctor, German news agency dpa reported.
The defendant stated to the court that he castrated eight men, or partially amputated their genitals, between July 2018 and March 2020.
He denied responsibility for the death a single man, who died several days following a procedure.
Three weeks later, the police found the body in a container.
Prosecutors charged the defendant with murder, failing to call for help in the case involving the man who died, as well as serious and dangerous bodily injury.
Markt Schwaben, a Bavarian village located east of Munich, is also known as Bavaria. The court photos showed the man wearing a grey tracksuit, sitting next to his lawyer, holding a blue folder to cover him face, and being led to his seat by police officers.
In Munich, Germany, a man is accused of murder by omission. He arrives at the courtroom just before his trial begins. Thursday, October 28, 2021