The court ruled that the man was guilty of attempted murder of his then girlfriend. The court establishes that from the moment the suspect consciously looked for the knife among his belongings, there was an intention to take the victim’s life. He had had the opportunity to think about the consequences of his intended action in a period of about ten minutes. The fact that the victim survived the incident is a fortunate circumstance that is not due to the actions of the suspect.
The suspect attempted to deprive the victim, who should feel safe with him, of the most fundamental right, namely the right to life. He then left her to suffer from her injuries for a long time. The victim was seriously injured in her own home for a night and morning. She was in agony all that time. The victim, as she put it in her victim statement, is literally and figuratively scarred for life. The scars on her face and body will forever remind her of what was done to her.