A MAN who stabbed his ex-wife, tied a rope around her neck and attached it to the back of a car which he used to drag her around a town in Germany has been jailed for 14 years.
The horrific scenes played out in the town of Hamelin on Sunday, November 20 last year after an argument between Nurettin B*, 39, and his former wife Kader K*, 28, escalated into attempted murder.
The Hanover State Court heard Nurettin B, who had married Kadar K at an Islamic sharia wedding in 2013, stabbed her near to her heart after she asked him to provide financial support for their two-year-old son.
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Nurettin B then looped a rope around Kader K’s neck and attached it to the back of his black VW Passat before striking her over the head with the blunt side of an axe, fracturing her skull.
He then accelerated the car and raced around town at high speed, dragging Kadar K over the asphalt and old cobblestones at 80 kilometres per hour.
Their son watched on in horror from the back seat, screaming as he stared at his mother through the window.
During Nurettin B’s attempted murder trial, the court heard Kader K was only saved when the rope snapped outside a fast-food restaurant and passers-by rushed to her aid.
Nurettin B then drove to the local police station where he confessed to police.
Kader K sustained horrific injuries in the brutal attack, including brain damage, and remained in a coma for several weeks. She was only released from hospital six weeks ago.
Nurettin B was this week sentenced to 14 years prison and ordered to pay his ex-wife more than AU$170,000 in compensation.
*Full names withheld.
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