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Man burned pregnant girlfriend alive because he didn’t want to be a father

February 22, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Man burned pregnant girlfriend alive because he didn’t want to be a father

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German authorities have arrested a soon-to-be father, who brutally murdered his heavily pregnant teenage girlfriend, by burning her alive, because he didn’t want to be a father.

Investigators said Eren Toben and his accomplice Daniel Mueller, age 20, lured 19-year-old Maria Peter, who was eight months pregnant into the woods on the outskirts of Berlin, Germany.

Toben made Peter believe he wanted to go shopping for baby clothes, according to the Daily Mirror.

A court heard that once there, Toben hit Peiner over the head with a piece of wood, stabbed her with a bread knife and then poured gasoline over her and set her alight.

The following day, her body was discovered by a walker and the two men were soon arrested and blamed each other for the crime.

Toben’s fingerprints were on the handle of the knife that was found near her charred remains.

Judge Regina Alex sentenced both men to 14 years behind bars.

“She was still conscious, it could have been 10, 20, 30 seconds — she was still moving,” Alex said of Peiner’s brutal death.

In describing Toben’s actions, Alex said, “For him the crime was a solution, he wanted a free, happy life which he had control over.”

“He abused Maria’s love for him to lure her into an ambush.”

As for his accomplice, Mueller, the judge said, “he acted for the sole purpose of taking pleasure in the destruction of another human being’s life.”

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