The young Ukrainian woman who was stabbed by a brute who then went to a restaurant for sausage and chips as if nothing had happened has died in hospital.
Alina, 21, had fled her native Ukraine when Russia invaded and was staying in accommodation for asylum seekers in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany.
She had secured a job as a cleaner, but as she left for work on 25th October, suspect Shadi Barham – a resident of the same building – allegedly plunged a knife into her.
Shockingly, the 28-year-old Jordanian national then caught a cable car to a mountaintop restaurant, where he ordered a plate of bratwurst and fries.
After finishing his EUR-9.20 (GBP-8) meal, he remained in the vicinity of the eatery.
But the restaurant manager, who had become aware of the search for the suspect, recognised Barham and called police, who arrived on the scene and arrested him.
Andrew Syme, 51, later told local media: “I noticed him because of the strange order so early in the morning. It was funny, but we didn’t think anything more.
“When I recognised him later on the internet, I obviously informed the police.”
Barham was remanded in custody while his victim was taken to hospital. However, despite doctors’ best efforts, she succumbed to her injuries a month later, on 27th November.
The suspect was first accused of attempted murder and grievous bodily harm, but it is likely that he will now be charged with murder.
Police have not commented on the motive for the attack.