DRESDEN, Germany – The husband of a pregnant Egyptian woman knifed to death in a German courtroom testified Monday that the alleged attacker continued stabbing his wife even after she was on the ground.
The suspect, 29-year-old Alexander W., arrived for his trial in the same court room Monday with his face concealed beneath a hood, hat, sunglasses and a mask. Only after several urgings by the judge did he remove the mask, hat and hood, but he was fined forfor keeping the sunglasses on.
He faces charges of murder, attempted murder and dangerous bodily harm for the July slaying of 31-year-old Germany, Alexander W.'s surname will be withheld by the court unless the defendant is convicted.al-Sherbini. As in all criminal cases in
The attack has outraged Muslims, who dubbed al-Sherbini "the headscarf martyr" and lambasted it as evidence of Islamophobia in Europe.