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Man burns his pregnant girlfriend alive because he was not ready to be a father

By Mason White 11:25 AM February 21, 2016
Maria Peiner 

By: Chan Yuan
A man was arrested on a charge of murder after setting his pregnant girlfriend on fire because he was not ready to be a father, police in Germany said.

Now, 20-year-old Eren Toben of Berlin, has been sentenced to serve 14 years in prison after being found guilty of murder.

His friend, Daniel Mueller, 20, has also been sentenced to serve 14 years in prison for taking part in the murder. The woman who was identified as Maria Peiner, was 19 years old and 8 months pregnant when she was murdered.

According to the police investigation, the boyfriend lured Maria to a forest, where she was stabbed in the chest. While she was still conscious, the two friends poured gasoline on the woman and set her on fire.

A court was told that the boyfriend wanted to live as a free man and was not ready to be a father. The boyfriend’s accomplice took pleasure in killing another human being.