By Johannes Malinowski, Axel Lier, Katharina Metag and Olaf Selchow

    After the violent death of a woman (44) from Ukraine in a refugee accommodation in Berlin, a judge issued an arrest warrant against the alleged perpetrator. The victim’s 50-year-old husband is accused of manslaughter, the police said on Sunday on request.

    He is said to have stabbed and killed his wife on Saturday afternoon in the refugee accommodation on Wollenberger Straße in Alt-Hohenschönhausen.

    The 50-year-old was brought before a magistrate in Tempelhof on Sunday afternoon. “After legal advice, the accused made no statement to either the homicide commission or the magistrate,” his defense attorney Ehssan Khazaeli told the BZ

    Children had to see everything

    According to BZ information, the couple’s five and 16-year-old children are said to have witnessed the crime. According to local residents, the older daughter finally desperately sought help. According to a police spokesman, the suspect was arrested at the accommodation. According to witnesses, the man had injured his wife so badly in an argument with a knife that she died at the scene. A security worker who tried to revive the woman had to be taken to a clinic in shock.

    The background of the bloody deed and the specific motive of the stabber are currently still unclear. The second homicide squad took over the investigation. Forensic scientists secured clues in the refugee home well into the evening.

    The family comes from the Ukraine and has been in Berlin for three months. The suspected husband is originally from Georgia. So far, the couple has been considered inconspicuous in the home, as spokesman for the State Office for Refugee Affairs, Sascha Langenbach, said yesterday. The traumatized children were handed over to the youth welfare office.