They got to know each other on a dating portal and had a changeable relationship. She broke up with him after just a few weeks, but he didn’t want to accept it. A 40-year-old man has now been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering his ex-partner.

A good six months after the fatal end of a dating portal acquaintance in Leipzig, a 40-year-old has been convicted of murder. A criminal chamber at the Leipzig Regional Court imposed a life sentence on the man on Thursday.

“You murdered a woman for deeply selfish reasons,” said presiding judge Johann Jagenlauf.

In the process, the trained painter and varnisher admitted to having strangled the 43-year-old in her apartment on December 27 last year.

The two Germans met in 2021 via a dating portal and had a changeable relationship. According to the verdict, the victim ended the relationship after a few weeks. “They didn’t want to give the woman they wanted to anyone else,” emphasized the judge.

In the period that followed, the accused repeatedly pursued the victim and the new partner and also punctured the man’s car tires.

Under the pretext of a final, clarifying conversation, the accused met the victim in his apartment one day after Christmas, according to the verdict. After another rebuff, he consistently implemented his plan to kill the 43-year-old.

The victim was physically completely inferior and died after minutes of agony. The chamber considered the murder characteristics of suspicion and defenselessness as well as base motives as fulfilled.

The court followed the prosecutor’s office in the assessment and sentencing. The defense had asked for a ten-year prison sentence for manslaughter. The verdict is not yet final and the defendant’s lawyer announced that he would like to consider an appeal.