Suspect of Malaga police murder facing 34 years in mental health facility

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THE prosecutor’s office of Malaga Court has requested a sentence of 34 years in a mental institution for Stefan R, a homeless man accused of killing a police officer in Malaga.
The events took place in May of 2014, in Calle Frigiliana, when authorities were called to the area as the German man already had a detention order for violent behaviour towards neighbours. After noticing the police presence, he tried to hide inside a shop and was followed by the officers. He was able to escape again from police and left the shop, after which he bumped into victim, Francisco Diaz.
He is said to have suddenly taken out a 21-centimetre knife, with which he allegedly stabbed the policeman on his heart. He died in hospital shortly after.
The accused fled the scene, and after a chase, with several shots aimed at the man, authorities finally were able to catch him after he took shelter in a different shop.
According to the prosecution’s text, Stefan R suffered from paranoid schizophrenia with multiple drug-addiction and alcoholism. Experts who analysed the case confirmed that the man acted under the effects of a psychotic episode which cancelled out all his abilities.
The prosecution office has also requested a €250,000 compensation for the mother and daughter of the police officer.

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