Ger­man child murderer sen­tenced to life

A Ger­man man who stabbed to death a nine-yearold boy, bragged about it on­line and then killed an­other man while on the run was sen­tenced to life in jail on Wednesday.

The Manica Post - - Foreign -

Mar­cel Hesse, 20, com­mit­ted the grisly crimes out of “blood­lust”, dis­sat­is­fac­tion with his life, delu­sions of grandeur and “to sat­isfy his sadism and show off”, prose­cu­tors said dur­ing his trial.

The case shocked Ger­many when, al­most a year ago, po­lice learnt of the child’s mur­der through im­ages the killer had posted on the dark­net — hid­den web­sites only ac­ces­si­ble us­ing en­cryp­tion tech­nol­ogy that are no­to­ri­ously used to trade illegal drugs, weapons and child pornog­ra­phy.

Hesse had lured the boy from a nearby fam­ily home, in the western town of Herne, into his base­ment and stabbed him 52 times with a folding knife, then went on the run.

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