Eritrean Refugee Arrested Over the Murder of Khalid Idris Bahray in Germany

The accused has alledgedly confessed while in custody and given his motive as a fight over household concerns that turned violent
A 26-year-old Eritrean man has allegedly confessed while in custody and given his motive for killing Khaled Idris Bahray as a fight over household concerns that turned violent

By Reuters,

AN ASYLUM seeker from Eritrea was arrested on Thursday and faces charges of killing a 20-year-old compatriot in Dresden, an eastern German city that has become a center of protests against Islam and refugees.

State prosecutor Jan Hille told Reuters that the man had admitted attacking the victim during a dispute over the room they were sharing in a refugee shelter.

“The 26-year-old man is suspected of killing his roommate with a knife,” Hille said.

The stabbing death became national news in Germany because it happened around the same time as a major anti-asylum rally by the far-right PEGIDA organization in Dresden.

A record 25,000 people joined the latest march of PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West) in Dresden on Jan. 14. The rallies began in October as a local protest against new shelters for refugees, and have attracted growing numbers of demonstrators.