Lübcke killing suspect probed over other attack
Police in the central German state of Hesse are investigating whether a right-wing extremist suspected of murdering a local politician was also involved in the unsolved stabbing of an asylum-seeker more than three years earlier.
State prosecutors in the city of Kassel said on Friday that Stephan E. was under suspicion of stabbing a 22-year-old Iraqi refugee in January 2016. The perpetrator critically injured the man before fleeing the scene.
Police searched Stephan E.'s home on Thursday as part of the investigation.
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Stephen E. was arrested in June on suspicion of shooting Walter Lübcke, the head of the Kassel regional government, earlier that month.
The 45-year-old initially confessed to killing Lübcke over his pro-migrant views, but retracted the confession shortly thereafter.
Before his killing, Lübcke reportedly received death threats for favoring Merkel's open migration policy.
amp/jm (epd, dpa)
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