Five on trial over woman's 'exorcism' death in Germany
Published 10/10/2016 | 11:13
FIVE South Koreans are on trial in Germany over the alleged murder of a relative during an exorcism ritual.
The defendants at Frankfurt state court are aged between 16 and 44, and include the son of the 41-year-old woman who died.
Police discovered the woman's body in a Frankfurt hotel room last December after the suspects called a priest when it became apparent she had died.
Prosecutors claim the defendants wanted to expel a "demon" they believed had possessed the woman, and that she died of asphyxiation as a result of "massive chest compression and violence to her neck".
The trial is scheduled to last until mid-January.