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Teen suspected of fatally stabbing girl was victim's ex-boyfriend: investigator

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Teen suspected of fatally stabbing girl was victim's ex-boyfriend: investigator
The scene of the crime on Thursday. Photo: DPA.
09:06 CET+01:00
The alleged perpetrator, a 15-year-old Afghan boy, has since been taken into custody. He is suspected of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend of the same age during an argument on Wednesday.

On Wednesday afternoon in a grocery store in Kandel, Rhineland-Palatinate, the boy allegedly pulled a knife out on the young woman and stabbed her. 

The girl, a German national, had entered the store with a companion who was not the suspect, the prosecutor said in a statement.

The reason for the argument was not revealed.

Following descriptions given by passers-by to police, the Afghan teen was arrested and is now awaiting trial. 

According to investigators, the girl had broken up with the boy in early December; the prosecutor in Landau in southwest Germany has ruled out a terrorist motive.

It was not known whether the suspect was a refugee.

The German teenager died later Wednesday afternoon in hospital from her wounds.

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