A 44-year-old Sudanese migrant was arrested this week in the German town of Helmstedt in connection with the rape and murder of a 63-year-old homeless woman whose body was found last week.
Senior prosecutor Thomas Klinge claimed that the Sudanese asylum seeker, who had lived under five different identities in Germany and was allegedly looking to purchase another one before the murder, admitted to killing the woman but claimed that he had no intention to kill her at the time.
Police were able to track down the Sudanese asylum seeker with DNA evidence found on the scene which matched in their database, as the man had been recently convicted of a sex crime and given a three-month suspended sentence.
In neighbouring France, an Algerian migrant was accused of murdering a 45-year-old homeless Romanian man in the city of Montpellier in March of this year.
Police arrested the illegal migrant after finding him wearing the shoes of the victim.