German teen accused of killing child, friend, stands trial

A 19-year-old German accused of killing a child and a 22-year-old acquaintance, then posting pictures of the crimes online, is going on trial.

Marcel Hesse allegedly lured a 9-year-old neighbor out of his home in the western city of Herne in March and then stabbed the boy. The discovery of the body prompted a three-day manhunt before Hesse turned himself in.

Police later found the body of a former school friend of Hesse's at a nearby apartment.

Hesse's lawyer, Michael Emde, says his client has shown no regret over his alleged actions.

If the Bochum regional court decides to try Hesse as an adult, he could face up to 15 years in prison.

The trial, which starts Friday, is expected to last until the end of October.