Murdered son of former German president buried in Berlin




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former German president, Richard Von-Weizsaecker

Berlin – Fritz Von-Weizsaecker, the son of a former German president, was buried in Berlin Monday after being murdered during a lecture at a hospital in November.
Von-Weizsaecker was a senior doctor, who was giving a lecture at the psychiatric wing of Berlin’s Schlosspark Hospital Nov. 19 when he was stabbed by a man from the auditorium.
He later died at the scene.
One other man, thought be an -duty police officer, who had been in the auditorium, was seriously injured in the attack after going the victim’s aid.
Von-Weizsaecker had a long medical career and was an internal medicine specialist, according the hospital website.

His lecture had been fatty liver disease, the site said.
His father, Richard Von-Weizsaecker, was mayor of Berlin from 1981 1984, and president of Germany from 1984 to 1994. He died in 2015.
The funeral was widely attended and many paid their respects as the coffin was brought the graveyard, where Von-Weizsaecker was buried alongside his father.
According the public prosecutor, the man who stabbed Von-Weizsaecker was mentally ill.

He is currently being investigated for murder.

(dpa/NAN)