The man was convicted on Thursday of three counts of attempted murder for the crime, committed at a refugee home in Lohmar, North Rhine-Westphalia.
On February 1st, the man had reportedly gotten into a fight with his wife, hitting her in the face with a saucepan. He later took each of his three children and threw them out of the window of the bathroom – a 4.8 metre fall.
The father first took his five-year-old son, sat him on the windowsill and kissed him as the little boy begged “Papa, for God's sake.” The father then threw his two daughters from the window.
The seven-year-old daughter sustained life threatening injuries and had to undergo emergency surgery. The five-year-old boy was also critically injured with broken bones and skull fractures like his older sister. Their one-year-old sister luckily landed on top of her brother and avoided more serious wounds.