BERLIN — German prosecutors say an Afghan migrant who was convicted of murdering his 15-year-old German girlfriend has been identified dead in his cell right after apparently hanging himself.

The young man, who was identified only as Abdul D. in line with German privacy guidelines, was sentenced to eight ½ years in prison September final year. Prosecutors mentioned his physique was identified at a juvenile prison in Schifferstadt early Thursday. They mentioned in a statement that prison officials hadn’t noticed any indicators of “suicidal intent.”

The stabbing of the 15-year-old girl at a drugstore in the southwestern town of Kandel in December 2017 shocked Germany and fueled a debate about violence by migrants, following an influx of extra than 1 million individuals due to the fact 2015. Far-proper groups staged various protests.

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