Who is Stefan R? Wiki, Biography, Age, Jailed, Murder Charges, Trial

Stefan R

Stefan R Wiki – Stefan R Biography

Stefan R, a Berlin teacher, has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison to kill another man that the judge said was carried out as part of “cannibalism fantasies”.

In keeping with German privacy rules, Stefan was also convicted of disturbing the peace of the dead after a trial that opened in August.

Age

He is 42 years old.

Murder Charges

The Berlin state court found that the defendant killed a 43-year-old mechanic in September 2020 “to live out his cannibalism fantasies”, DPA reported. “What you did was inhuman,” the presiding judge, Matthias Schertz, said.

According to investigators, the men met on a dating portal and agreed to meet for sex at the teacher’s Berlin apartment. The court found that the defendant killed his acquaintance there, cut up his body and then left parts of it in different city neighbourhoods. It said the victim had not expected “an attack on his life”.

The defendant had increasingly “developed slaughter and cannibalism ideas” and had visited online cannibalism forums, Schertz said. Investigators found a bone saw and specialist knives at his apartment.

Prosecutors said the defendant cut off the victim’s genitals, intending to eat them, and judges agreed, DPA reported. It could not be established whether he carried out that intention.

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Police spent weeks looking for the missing mechanic before walkers found bones in a Berlin forest. The court found that the defendant bore “particularly grave” responsibility, meaning he will not be entitled to the automatic parole after 15 years that is customary in Germany.

The defendant disputed the charges, saying he found his acquaintance dead on a coach after spending the night and did not call the police or an ambulance “because it would have come out that I am homosexual”. The defence sought his acquittal.

Trial

During the trial, Stefan R told the court he had found the man dead in his living room the morning after they had sex and, in a panic, decided to dispose of his body.

He used a rental car to scatter the body in several places around the northern part of Pankow. Only the victim’s sexual organs were missing.

“Sexual fantasies or butchery fantasies aren’t a crime,” his defence lawyers told the trial, calling for his acquittal. They argued the engineer could have been killed by the cocktail of drugs he had taken.

But prosecutors said the criteria for murder had been met, in that the victim had been lured into a trap, and the killer had acted to satisfy his sexual urges and enable a further crime.

The case is reminiscent of a notorious German cannibal, Armin Meiwes, jailed for life in 2006.

However, there was a significant difference in that Meiwes’s victim was interested in cannibalism.