The young man, who was identified only as Abdul D. in line with German privacy rules, was sentenced to 8 ½ years in prison September last year. Prosecutors said his body was found at a juvenile prison in Schifferstadt early Thursday. They said in a statement that prison officials hadn't seen any signs of "suicidal intent."
The stabbing of the 15-year-old girl at a drugstore in the southwestern town of Kandel in December 2017 shocked Germany and fueled a debate about violence by migrants, following an influx of more than 1 million people since 2015. Far-right groups staged several protests.
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