euskirchen - The two twelve year olds in Germany Euskirchen last week an equally old fellow pupil was nearly slew will not be punished. The criminal investigation was closed and the case is turned over to child welfare, German media report.
' For us the case closed, '' told the prosecution. ' We do not believe that there are others in the offense involved and the two accused boys are too young for criminal prosecution. '' The pair, which was taken in for questioning, should therefore return home afterwards.
The victim, who suffered serious head injuries, is still being held in a coma. The responsible prosecutor said they have never seen a case which had undergone such a young victim of such brute force.
What motivated the perpetrators remains unclear. They would have had a fight about a popular card game.