A German man accused of dozens of attempted electrocution sprees has been sentenced to 11 years in prison and sent for psychiatric treatment. This is reported by the Associated Press with reference to the court of Munich.
Court spokesman Florian Glywicki said the offender was eventually sent to a psychiatric clinic for treatment because the defense repeatedly pointed to his illnesses, including Asperger’s syndrome and autism.
A 30-year-old German named David posed as a scientist and forced the girls to electrocute themselves on the feet, and he watched the process on Skype. He was charged with 88 counts of attempted murder, 13 of which were attempted murders. The German also attacked minors, including a 13-year-old girl who was injured.
In November 2019, it became known that the man was posing as a scientist conducting research. He persuaded the girls to electrocute themselves – the network voltage is 230 volts. In exchange for “service” the accused offered up to three thousand euros.
David was arrested in February 2018. It comes after a 16-year-old girl who electrocuted herself fainted and was taken to hospital. The court insisted that the hearings be held behind closed doors. The prosecution demanded that the man be sentenced to at least 14 years in prison. The defense asked for the sentence to be commuted to two years of probation for David’s illness.