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Police arrest final Berlin fatal beating suspect

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Police arrest final Berlin fatal beating suspect
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17:29 CEST+02:00
Half a year after a 20-year-old man was brutally beaten to death in central Berlin, the last of six main suspects was arrested on Monday after returning to Germany from Turkey.

Nineteen-year-old Onur U. was arrested shortly after landing at the German capital's Tegel Airport on Monday, the city's justice authorities confirmed. He was expected to appear before court later the same day.”

He is thought to have instigated the fatal attack against Jonny K. at the Alexanderplatz square late at night on October 14th last year. Five others will also face charges of grievous bodily harm when the case opens in May.

The teen fled Germany to Turkey after the attack, prompting Chancellor Angela Merkel on her February visit to push for the Turkish government to extradite him. At the beginning of April, they opened an investigation into the alleged murder.

He apparently decided to come back himself after being put under enormous pressure to do so. If he were to be tried in Turkey, he would have likely faced harsher punishment.

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